Clayton Town Administrator

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Town Administrator Position – Town of Clayton, WI (4,220)


Job Announcement:

Located in the third largest metro area in Wisconsin, the dynamic Fox Cities, the Town of Clayton is a full-service and growing community with a bright future. Adjacent to the City of Appleton at the intersection of Highways 10 and 76 and the Appleton International Airport and with recent extension of water and sanitary sewer services to its border, the Town is poised for a new era of residential and commercial growth. Clayton provides both small town and rural quality of life, within a short distance to the urban amenities of the Cities of Appleton, Green Bay, and Oshkosh. Clayton provides for extensive recreational opportunities; located minutes from access to the Wolf/Fox River pool of Lakes, local and regional parks, trails, and wildlife refuges.

The Town Board is comprised of four elected Supervisors and a Town Chairperson. The Town Chairperson and two Supervisors are elected every two years (odd years) and two Supervisors are elected every two years (even years). The Town has a Sanitary District that has recently been established with the phase I sewer and water mains within the Highway 10 Corridor. The Town also has a Storm Water Utility. Staff is comprised of the Administrator, Clerk and Treasurer, Building Inspector (shared with three neighboring communities), Public Safety Director, Public Works Director and four public works employees plus seasonal staff. The Fire Department consists of 29 paid on call firefighters and EMTs. Police Services are provided by Winnebago County. The Town has a general fund budget of $2.5 million annual, debt service budget, including TIF related at $1.5 million and a Sanitary budget of $100,000. The unassigned fund balance including debt service fund is $634,650. Strategic initiatives for the new administrator include overseeing a dynamic recently established TIF District, managing the extension of water and sanitary sewer facilities, building strong intergovernmental relations, fostering a strong organizational team, sound implementation of the Town of Clayton Comprehensive Land Use Plan and leadership in the transition from a Town form of government to a Village.



Requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field; prefer master’s degree with at least 3 years progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization. Competitive salary is dependent on qualifications, with excellent fringe benefits. Consideration of candidates with private or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to the skills required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a verifiable record of past accomplishments in the following areas: budgeting and municipal finance (accounting a plus), human resource management, community planning and development, including zoning, capital financing and planning, organizational leadership related to change and development and public works management related to infrastructure expansion. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships with the Town Board, staff, and community members, and other governmental entities, have high level of integrity and honesty; a strong work ethic and commitment to public service; with open and positive communication and listening skills. For more information, visit the community website at


How to Apply:

Send cover letter, résumé, references, and salary history via email, in a single PDF, by July 17, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CST to with email subject: Clayton Town Administrator. Search. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Chris Swartz, Public Administration Associates, LLC, at 414-488-7028.

Confidentiality must be requested by applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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