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Cheshire, CT - Town Manager

Cheshire, CT – Town Manager (29,187) Cheshire is a charming New England community known for its excellent schools and beautiful residential neighborhoods. Strategically located 14 miles north of New Haven and 25 miles southwest of Hartford, Cheshire has a land area of 33 square miles and was originally a rural farming community.  Cheshire has retained its rural character with thousands of acres of open space and an active agricultural industry which has resulted in its designation as the “Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut”.    Cheshire has also been recognized as a top small town by Money Magazine and Connecticut Magazine.  Cheshire residents enjoy a safe, attractive community with a wide variety of year-round recreational and cultural activities.  Cheshire is a politically stable, fiscally strong community.

  • Cheshire has a $38 million municipal budget and 175 full and part time employees.   The Town has a AAA bond rating by two different rating agencies.   
  • Cheshire is governed by a Council-Manager form of government which was adopted under a Town Charter by Town voters in 1971.  The current Town Manager has served the community for 28 years, 17 as the Town Manager.  The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council and is responsible for the administration of the Town Council’s goals, policies and programs as well as the management of the Town’s services.  
  • Cheshire is a full service community providing, police, fire, public works (including wastewater treatment), community development, finance and recreation. 

Town Manager candidates will ideally have experience in the successful administration of municipal operations in a multifaceted suburban city/Town; possess strong budget and financial management skills; and, will exhibit a collaborative, welcoming approach with elected officials, residents, the business community, and employees.  Experience with economic development is important. The position requires a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible management experience and a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance or related field.  An MPA or MBA is highly desirable.   Residency is required within a reasonable time frame. Starting salary range: $140,000 -$165,000+/- DOQ with excellent benefits. Apply with resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by September 18, 2017 to to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL  60062 Tel: 847-380-3243.

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