City Administrator

Organization: City of Branson, Missouri
Salary: Competitive salary, negotiable DOQs and excellent benefit package.
Close Date: March 17, 2008

Job Description:

The City of Branson, with a growing resident population of 7,500 and more than 7.8 million annual visitors, is located in southwest Missouri, in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains and surrounded by three prize winning fishing lakes. Branson, which covers 20.8 square miles, is one of the nation’s top tourist destinations. It also serves a two-county region as the job, service and shopping center for more than 70,000 year round residents. The City is the focus of international attention as both a major development area and an entertainment and tourism Mecca. In fact, Branson is home to 49 music theaters with a total of 56,811 seats, as well as 18,808 hotel rooms and 38,813 restaurant seats. Branson continues to grow and develop as a modern community while retaining its historical heritage, enhancing its friendly, family-oriented personality and preserving its natural resources. In 2006, the value of the City’s new building permits was $268.7 million. In 2007, the City completed “Branson Landing,” a $420 million, mixed-use development containing a convention center, hotels, retail, restaurants and residential.

Branson, incorporated in 1912, functions with a council/administrator form of government. Its governing body is the Board of Aldermen (Board) which consists of six members, elected by wards and a Mayor who is elected at-large. The Mayor and the Aldermen serve two-year terms. The Board appoints a City Administrator as the City’s chief executive officer responsible for the efficient and economical operation of a complex government that is sized and designed to meet the service needs of the City’s large tourism base. The City Administrator serves and advises the Board, hires department directors, prepares the annual budget for Board consideration, enforces municipal laws and ordinances and coordinates City operations and programs.

Branson is a full-service municipality which, to adequately accommodate its tourist population, functions like a city of 60,000 to 70,000. The City’s FY 2008 total budget is $58,000,000 with a General Fund of $19,959,017. There are 395 municipal employees. For more information, please visit the City’s website at

Requirements include the equivalent of a Master’s degree in public administration combined with significant experience as a local government manager or full range assistant in a complex community comparable to Branson. Some preference for experience in a growing community with a tourism-based economy. Must clearly possess and apply superior management, financial and leadership knowledge, skill, ability, commitment and energy as needed to achieve the Board’s goals. Must be a superior communicator with the skill and ability to build trust-based and effective working relationships with the Board, department heads, employees, the community and a variety of critical external stake holders.

Competitive salary, negotiable DOQs and excellent benefit package.

Please submit your confidential resume by Monday, March 17, 2008 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848


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