Located in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in Marquette County, the City of Ishpeming is seeking a dynamic administrator who will thrive in a small-town environment with year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. The city has an iron ore mining heritage and is in proximity to Lake Superior and Northern Michigan University amenities. A regional airport is close by providing connections to major Midwest hubs including Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit.
Ishpeming is a full-service, council-manager city with 6,500 residents. The community hosts a large contingent of visitors and has a classic downtown district. Its general fund budget is $3 million with a 23 percent fund balance. When all funds are combined, the 2019 annual budget totals approximately $10 million.
Home to residents with a strong sense of place and community pride, Ishpeming is looking for an approachable and energetic executive to provide leadership in moving the city forward. The city offers a competitive compensation package which will include a starting salary within the range of $75,000 to $85,000, depending on qualifications and experience.