The city of Lakewood has begun the formal recruitment for its new city manager.
Applications are due by May 12, and the City Council hopes to have a new city manager on board by June.
The advertised salary for the position is between $140,000 and $175,000 in addition to “excellent” benefits.
Application materials posted last week show that the city is seeking a “progressive ‘hands-on’” manager with prior experience in community and economic development. Two of the city’s top priorities are to develop a vision for its city center and continue redevelopment of the once crime-ridden stretch of Pacific Highway as well as Woodbrook and Tillicum, its two poorest neighborhoods.
Here’s the full position profile:
The position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or related field of study, and at least seven to 10 years of experience in municipal government, including five years of senior management responsibility.
Former City Manager Andrew Neiditz resigned in February after nearly eight years in the position to became the executive director of Pierce County’s new 911 emergency dispatch agency.
Shortly after he left, the City Council hired Issaquah-based Prothman as a consultant to lead the search for the new city manager. Its fee is $19,500.
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