Bay City, with a population with approximately 17,000 residents, is located 90 miles southwest of Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast. The county seat of Matagorda County, Bay City boasts small-town charm, family-friendly amenities, beautiful historic homes, excellent restaurants, and a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life with very little traffic and a low crime rate.
Bay City is transitioning from a strong Mayor-Council form of government, to Council-City Manager (weak Mayor) form of government. The City Council is comprised of the Mayor, elected at-large, serving three-year terms, and five City Council Members, elected at-large, serving three-year terms. Both the Mayor and City Council Members are limited to serving no more than three consecutive terms. The City Manager is the chief administrative and executive officer of the City, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. The City delivers a full range of municipal services including Airport, Community Development, Fire, Finance, Information Technology, Library, Main Street, Municipal Court, Parks, Police, and Public Works.
The City’s FY 2019 combined budget is $27 million and the ad valorem tax rate is $0.65500 per $100 of appraised value.
The City seeks an experienced interim City Manager with strong leadership and interpersonal skills who will assist the City during this transition period. A hands-on local government professional with demonstrated knowledge of municipal government and budget administration. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and people person who embraces challenges with enthusiasm. The ideal candidate would be in this role for approximately six (6) to twelve (12) months.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration, and a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and administration of municipal government. A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration, preferred.