City Manager

Organization: Bothell, Washington
Close Date: September 22, 2016

Job Description:

Bothell is located 20 minutes north of Seattle on beautiful Lake Washington. Bothell is a growing, multi-faceted and full-service City with a resident population of approximately 44,000. It is a strong employment center providing a home for many world-renowned high-tech and biotech companies that employ approximately 25,000. Bothell covers 14.1 square miles and straddles both King and Snohomish Counties. The City serves a diverse customer base including residential communities, commercial enterprises, and two major business parks. The City's historic downtown features restaurants, fine shops and galleries, and is in close proximity to the high-tech corridor at North Creek and Canyon Park.

Bothell is known for its strong schools within the top-rated Northshore School District and also offers many private school options, including parochial and Montessori. The co-located campuses of Cascadia Community College and University of Washington Bothell provide convenient local access to higher education for a growing 9,000 student population. City amenities include many outdoor activities such as water sports, kayaking, boating, golfing and fishing. The Sammamish River Trail connects to the 27-mile long Burke-Gilman Trail. Nature enthusiasts enjoy Bothellís many parks including 58 acres of protected wetlands.

Bothell is in an exciting growth period. The City has broken ground on more than $150 million in vital capital projects. This public investment will likely leverage $650 million in private investment over the next 25 years. Already, more than $300 million in private investment is in the development pipeline or under construction.

The City utilizes the Council/Manager form of government. The City Council consists of seven members who are each elected at-large to overlapping four-year terms. The Mayor is elected by the Council and serves a two-year term. Bothellís recently retired City Manager, Bob Stowe, served as Bothell City Manager since 2005. The City is financially strong and boasts a history of conservative financial policies. Bothellís property tax base is a healthy mix of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The City enjoys an outstanding reputation in the region for its excellent municipal government. Bothell's Citywide 2015-2016 biennial budget is $219,764,485, which includes an $87,689,520 appropriation for General Fund expenditures. The City employs 313 FTEís and provides a full range of municipal services. Most non-exempt City employees are represented by unions.

This position provides an outstanding professional opportunity to work with a high quality, professional management team and a supportive City Council. This is one of the best municipal career opportunities in the Puget Sound area.

Requirements include a bachelorís degree (Master's preferred) in public or business administration, or a related field combined with significant executive level, full-service local government management experience. Experience must show a high level of understanding of municipal operations and community economic drivers. Must have an interest in and have successful experience in a range of areas including: strategic planning, financial management and budgeting, delivering high quality services efficiently, organizational analysis, labor negotiations, team building, redevelopment and revitalization, working with and understanding the needs of existing businesses, working effectively with a variety of community-based groups and building Council and community consensus. A progressive record of strong professional, administrative leadership and developing high performance organizations is an important consideration. Additional information can be found at the consultant's website: and the Cityís website:

Apply by September 22, 2016 with cover letter, resume and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin or Paul Wenbert
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A-1
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: 770/449-4656
Fax 770/416-0848


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