City Manager, Meriden, CT

City Manager, Meriden, CT

The Job

With major revitalization underway, a central location in Connecticut, and a new town green development in the City’s downtown, the City of Meriden is looking for an experienced, strong leader to help lead the City through this time of renaissance.

meriden book coverThe City Manager is appointed by a 12-member City Council, is the chief executive officer of the City, and is responsible for the supervision of all departments. The Manager prepares and submits an annual budget to the Council and is responsible for its successful execution; prepares and administers the capital improvement plan; advises the Council on the financial condition and service needs of the City; and recommends policies necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

Requirements include an undergraduate degree in public administration, business administration or closely related field combined with at least eight years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal management. Preferred qualifications are a Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, ICMA Credentialed Manager status, and experience with development/redevelopment, economic development and housing, labor relations, public safety, and human and financial management. Preference will also be given to experienced city or town managers, or assistant managers from jurisdictions of comparable size and complexity. The Manager will be required to reside within the City within one year of appointment.

The hiring salary range is expected to be $160,000 – $170,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.


To Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants must first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3-5 professional references. The position will remain open until filled with a first review of applications on June 3, 2016.

Questions should be directed to Catherine Tuck Parrish at or 240-832-1778.