Town Administrator- Grand Chute, WI

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    Chris Swartz

    Grand Chute (Pop. 23,964), Wisconsin’s most populous town, seeks a proven and experienced Administrator to lead its management team. Located in the dynamic Fox Valley, Grand Chute is the region’s commercial and retail center. Residents enjoy big city amenities in a quiet and safe community. The Fox River Mall anchors a regional shopping, hospitality and entertainment district. Grand Chute is home to the main campus of Fox Valley Technical College; the Community First Champion Center, Fox Cities Stadium; Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve; several community and neighborhood parks; and, an extensive network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
    The salary range for the position is $126,817 to $163,051. The anticipated hiring range is $126,817 to $144,934 DOQ. Excellent benefits are included.
    The Town Administrator is appointed by the five-member Town Board to serve as the chief administrative officer and is accountable to the Board for the proper administration of the Town. Approximately 160 employees provide residents with a wide range of services, including public safety (police and fire), street maintenance, sanitation, parks and recreation, forestry, planning, zoning, assessing, building inspections, human resources, information technology, finance, and municipal court. Four sanitary districts operated by the town distribute water and collect waste and storm water. The Town is a wholesale water customer of the City of Appleton and participates in a regional sewage treatment district.
    Grand Chute’s total annual 2023 budget (including utilities) is approximately $47 M. The Town has four active Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs). Future goals for the new Administrator include long-term transportation and infrastructure funding; stormwater management; continuation of the Town’s focused economic development efforts and attraction and retention of quality employees. To learn more about Grand Chute, visit its webpage at
    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as public or business administration, organizational leadership, planning, finance, accounting, human resources. Master’s degree is preferred. Significant experience in the administration of a complex organization, including a minimum of five years of upper-level management experience is required. Unlimited access to reliable transportation is required. ICMA-CM credential is a plus.
    Desire a strong background in strategic planning, budget development, capital improvement planning, economic development, including commercial development and redevelopment and human resources. The successful candidate should be a collaborative and approachable leader, possessing open and positive communication. The ability to be innovative and decisive when required are attributes valued by the organization.
    Email cover letter, résumé, three professional references and salary history as a single PDF to Dave Bretl, Public Administration Associates, LLC at Include Grand Chute Administrator Search in the subject line. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mr. Bretl at (414) 350-3328. The deadline for applications is August 4, 2023.
    Confidentiality must be requested but cannot be provided for those selected as final candidates.

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