Town Administrator

La Pointe
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La Pointe, WI (Year Round Population-275, Seasonal Population-3,000)

Located in beautiful Ashland County in northwestern Wisconsin, La Pointe Township encompasses Madeline Island along the south shore of Lake Superior (part of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore) about a 20 minute ferry ride from the mainland. It has a small year-round population that swells with the arrival of summer residents.  La Pointe is a full service community and self-sufficient due to its island location. La Pointe is very unique and has a rich history and bright future. Five Board Members, including Town Chair, are elected on a non-partisan basis.  $4.3M total annual budget, 37 employees (including seasonal, part-time and elected officials) and 37 volunteer firefighters and EMS members.   Services provided include public works (including an airport and materials recovery facility), EMS, fire, library, parks and recreation (including a campground) and police. In the spirit of representative town government, La Pointe’s future strategic initiatives include a number of energy independence and sustainability projects.

A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or related field is preferred with at least 3 years municipal management experience. Private sector or military management experience may be substituted if comparable. Full-time residency is strongly encouraged.  Current town administrator is retiring in mid-2021. Current salary $68,250-new administrator salary DOQ plus excellent fringe benefit package. Desire a strong background in budget development/municipal finance; human resources management; capital project management; grant writing/administration and organizational improvement.  The successful candidate will be a team builder and a leader in addressing community issues; have open and positive communication skills; have a high level of both personal and professional integrity; acute listening skills and have a collaborative management style.  For more information on La Pointe, visit the community website at www.townoflapointewi.gov and Chamber of Commerce website www.madelineisland.com.

Send cover letter, resume, salary history and five work-related references to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Kevin Brunner, President, 1155 W. South Street Whitewater WI 53190; e-mail kevin.brunner1013@gmail.com; phone 262-903-9509, by February 15, 2021.  Confidentiality must be requested by applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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