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City Administrator

  • Full Time
  • Tumwater, WA
  • $161,592 - $196,920 annually DOQ  USD / Year

Website City of Tumwater

The City of Tumwater, WA is seeking a City Administrator for this vibrant and diverse community of 26,360 residents at the southern tip of Puget Sound. The ideal candidate will be an effective and experienced leader with a dedication to public service who can continue the organization’s commitment to innovation, creativity, hard work, professionalism, and customer service.


This is an exciting career opportunity for a next-generation leader to make things happen in a historic yet progressive community. The growth of the community and the organization has created an opportunity to move the City of Tumwater into the future.

The Mayor has provided stable and effective leadership and enjoys a positive relationship with the City Council.  An outstanding Management Team has grown individually as leaders and together as a team. They are ready for the next chapter for the City. This is an opportunity to shape the community and continue to build a great organization. With a significant amount of State-employment, there is generally strong support for the City and local government.

The current City Administrator is retiring after 13 years of service to the City in this role, and is the third Administrator to serve in this role since 1984. He will be available to work with the new Administrator to help create a smooth transition.

Full position profile and job description available at

More Information:

GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Tumwater with this search. Learn more at The City of Tumwater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is March 12, 2023.

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