Town Administrator – Town of Algoma, WI

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    Chris Swartz

    Town of Algoma, WI (Population 6,866)

    The Town of Algoma is seeking an experienced and innovative leader with a passion for public service to serve as its next Town Administrator. Algoma is located in northeast Wisconsin along Highways 41 and 21, just west of Oshkosh (67,090 population). With its proximity to Oshkosh, Town residents can enjoy quieter living with access to large city amenities, including outstanding public and private schools, churches of most denominations, excellent medical facilities, several shopping venues, a wide range of services, and many fine restaurants.

    Town of Algoma residents and visitors are fortunate to have access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities with community parks and recreation areas. Lake Butte des Morts serves as the Town’s northern border and a public landing with fishing pier provides access to nearby Fox River and Lake Winnebago. In 2020, the Town approved its Comprehensive Plan. Algoma is primarily residential with some agricultural in composition. Currently, the Town is considering the creation of its first tax increment district to attract office and medical services-type development.
    The salary range is $90,000-$105,000 DOQ, complemented by an excellent benefit package. The Town governance, led by a Town Chairperson and four Town Board members, operates on a non-partisan basis with two-year overlapping terms. Algoma’s 2024 General Fund budget is $3.2 million. The Town has three full-time positions: Town Administrator, Clerk/Treasurer, and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer. In addition, the Town has four part-time positions: Building Inspector, Road and Drainage Coordinator, Building and Grounds Crewperson, and Office Assistant. The Fire Department currently has a roster of approximately 40 members of which over 25 serve as firefighters and over 15 serve as certified emergency medical responders.

    Upcoming initiatives and projects include developing alternate revenue streams, managing major infrastructure improvements, executing the project plan associated with a possible new tax increment district, and planning for a new town complex. To learn more about the community, visit the Town of Algoma website.

    Qualifications for this key position include a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Economic Development, Urban Planning, Political Science, Accounting, Finance, or related field. Advanced credits and coursework preferred. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible managerial or assistant managerial experience is also required. Candidates with private sector or military experience will be considered if accomplishments are related to required skills. The ideal candidate possesses a robust background in budget development and management, capital improvement planning and execution, community planning, project and contract management, and commercial development. To be successful, the ideal candidate should have dynamic leadership skills and have a collaborative style in carrying out policies. Strong work ethic, integrity, and an open communication style are attributes valued by the organization.

    Email cover letter, resume, four references, and salary history in a single PDF to with email subject: Town of Algoma, WI Town Administrator Search by April 8, 2024. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Darrell Hofland, Public Administration Associates, LLC, at (920) 627-4538.

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