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City Manager

Website City of Louisville, Ohio

Constitution Town

The City of Louisville is seeking a visionary leader to serve as City Manager. Louisville operates under a Council-Manager form of government, with a population of 9,521 (2020 census) and a current annual budget of 16 million plus. The City of Louisville is approximately 5.7 square miles with 55 miles of roadway. With easy access to highways, Louisville is within eight hours drive of 40% of the U.S. population. Located just minutes away is the destination location of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the expanding Hall of Fame Village which brings national attention and tourism to the region. Considered a bedroom community, Louisville is a prime location and a five-minute drive to Canton, an hour drive to Cleveland, and just over two hours to Columbus. Small town charm, with City amenities, Louisville is where neighbors become friends, and where “unity” is a big part of our community. That is why it is very important for the City Manager to engage with our proud and closely connected community through positive communication, compassion, and servitude. It is also important that the person in the position has the skills, knowledge, and insight needed to drive continuous improvement for future development and growth.

The City of Louisville is a Council/Manager form of government functioning under the Home Charter Rule. The City Council consists of five members, elected on a nonpartisan basis. Mayor-Council Member presides over the meetings and votes to the same extent as the other members of City Council. Council positions are at-large, and members represent the interests of the City as a whole.

The City Manager shall be the chief executive officer and the head of the administrative branch of the City government. The City Manager shall be responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City and to that end, subject to the personnel provisions of the City of Louisville Charter. The City of Louisville employs approximately 90 employees including full-time, part-time, and seasonal part-time. Functions of the City Manager include but are not limited to:

·         Perform all executive and administrative functions of the City

·         Appoint, discipline and terminate all officers and City employees (not otherwise authorized by the City Charter); authorized Department Heads to appoint, discipline and remove subordinates

·         Provides direction and leadership to all departments and operations

·         Prepare and execute the annual budget

·         Engage with the community, local businesses and surrounding townships

·         Become involved with the Community and community groups and organizations

·         Participate in regional and county government

·         Address future financial need of the City and inform City Council

·         Capital project management

·         Function as the Director of Public Safety

The next City Manager must have extensive knowledge of public administration and local government knowledge. A master’s degree in public administration is required along with a minimum of seven years of managerial experience, preferably in municipal government. The preferred candidate will be highly skilled in the areas of public relations and communications and extremely knowledgeable in budget preparation and execution. General knowledge of water and sewer operations, police practices and fire operations are also necessary.

The City of Louisville offers an excellent compensation and benefits package that is flexible and will be structured to meet the successful candidate’s needs commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience. For more information and complete position profile visit Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the deadline is July 11, 2024.

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