City Manager

Organization: Venice, Florida
Salary: Competitive salary range with excellent benefits with beginning salary negotiable DOQ.
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Job Description:

Venice is known for its adopted Northern Italian Renaissance architectural style as well as its beaches,
prehistoric sharks' teeth, scenic parks and thriving downtown area. The City has many parades, art
fests, a nationally award-winning community theater and preserved natural environments. Although
about 80,000 area residents proudly call Venice home, only around 21,500 of them live in the city limits.
The City is 16.158 square miles and is located on the Gulf of Mexico about halfway between Tampa and
Fort Myers. Venice prides itself on being a good place to raise a family, do business, visit and retire.
The median age is 68.8 years. Venice has a tradition of open public participation and responding to
change using careful planning and prioritization.

This full-service municipality utilizes a highly stable council-manager form of government. The City
Council is comprised of seven members who set policy and appoint a professional City Manager to
administer policy and to manage municipal operations. The City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney
answer directly to the Mayor and City Council. Venice has a FY 2008-2009 total budget of $68.2 million
of which the General Fund is $22.9. The current millage rate is 2.779 and there are 313 municipal
employees. Municipal services include utilities, a golf course, a fishing pier and a municipal airport.

The City is looking for a success-proven manager with the equivalent of a Masterís degree in public
administration and sufficient experience as a local government manager (possibly a full-range assistant)
to have achieved a record of measurable management and community accomplishments. Experience
with tourism-based economy, downtown and neighborhood preservation, fiscal management, the
application of innovative solutions to urban problems, and partnering with public and private
organizations are of particular interest. Prefer chief executive experience from a community of
comparable complexity to Venice. Must be a strong leader with proven strengths in planning,
community and economic development, council/manager relations, budgeting and finance, infrastructure
maintenance and expansion, staff development and interpersonal relations.

Competitive salary range with excellent benefits with beginning salary negotiable DOQ.

Visit the City's web site @

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter with current salary by November 25, 2008.

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

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