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City Manager

City Manager, Mill Creek, WA  (estimated population: 20,930)


Mill Creek is looking for its next outstanding, seasoned professional with experience at the highest levels of city government. Located 20 miles north of downtown Seattle, Mill Creek is one of the true treasures in the Puget Sound metropolitan area and the Pacific Northwest. It was originally developed as a master planned golf course community in the 1970s and is exceptionally well planned. While the City has grown beyond its original development, it has retained its small-town charm. City hallmarks include numerous parks, trails, and open spaces. Recreational activities are held throughout 11 neighborhood parks and the scenic North Creek Trail runs the length of the City.


The Mill Creek City Council is seeking a seasoned manager and leader to work with it as a partner, a supporter and a trusted advisor. The City Manager (Manager) will be a consensus builder who knows how to help everyone get to yes and will work closely with the Council implementing its priorities. The individual will understand the council/manager form of government. The Council understands that it should set policy while the Manager should run the day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience working successfully with a City Council to establish a vision, identify goals, and collaboratively chart a course for the future.


This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration or related field. A Masters Degree in Public or Business Administration is preferred. Desired qualifications include at least five to seven years of direct municipal experience in a similarly sized organization as a city manager or administrator.


The salary range is $175,000 to $210,000, and the salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Benefits are excellent. To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to by May 9, 2022. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Lynelle Klein at (970) 433-7189 or Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537.

Mill Creek, WA, US