City Administrator Recruitment

Position Announcement 

City Administrator 
City of Milton, WI (Population 5,716)
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Milton is seeking a dynamic and approachable leader to join its team as the community’s next City Administrator. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a very closeknit community that is on the rise! 

Milton is the fastest growing municipality ($200M growth in tax base in last five years) in southern Wisconsin’s Rock County and is strategically located between Madison (35 miles)  and Rockford, Il (40 miles) along the I-39/90 Corridor. Milwaukee is an hour drive away  and downtown Chicago is only two hours. Originally settled in 1838, the current city was formed in 1967 with the merger of the former villages of Milton and Milton Junction. At 3.5 square miles, Milton has a great mix of residential, retail, commercial and recreational uses surrounded by a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from campgrounds and hiking/biking trails to lakes and waterways. The community has an enviable small-town quality of life with many nearby big city amenities that make it an extremely attractive place to live, learn, work and play.

Starting salary range: $115K-$130K DOQ, plus excellent benefits. The city government is comprised of a Mayor and Six (6) Alderpersons elected on a non-partisan basis. The City Administrator oversees an approximate $10M annual operating budget (including municipal utilities and five (5) Tax Increment Districts). Leads a staff of 39 FTE and 15 part-time and seasonal employees.  Future opportunities for the next Milton City Administrator include continued collaborative community strategic planning with city staff, Mayor, City Council and residents; business park attraction and development; downtown redevelopment and development of a strategic communications plan. 

Require Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or related field; prefer Master’s Degree with at least five years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization. ICMA-CM designation a plus. Consideration of candidates with private sector or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to necessary skills identified. Residency in community is encouraged but not required. 

Desire a strong background in modern community planning (including land use and zoning); budget development and management; economic development; organizational change and development and community engagement. The successful candidate should be a person of high personal and professional honesty and integrity; be a coalition and team builder in addressing community issues; an excellent listener; have a high emotional intelligence and the ability to build productive community relationships; be able to manage and resolve conflict and possess a growth mind-set with the capability to work with diverse personalities, populations, and perspectives. Visit the community website at for additional information. 

Send cover letter, resume, salary history and 5 work-related references (in one PDF file) to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Kevin Brunner, President, President at by September 4. 2023. Confidentiality must be requested and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.