Antigo City Administrator

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City Administrator – Antigo, WI (Population 8,061)

Job Announcement:

Antigo is seeking an experienced and innovative leader with a passion for public service to serve as its next City Administrator.  Located in northeast Wisconsin, Antigo is the county seat of Langlade County (population 19,559).  The city also serves as the commercial, retail, medical, and manufacturing hub for the Region.

The city’s park system provides ample opportunity for citizens and visitors to enjoy all four seasons with a wide variety of recreational amenities.  Antigo is home to over 20 parks and over 250 acres of recreational space.  Outside the city limits, Langlade County has hundreds of miles of snowmobile, ATV, hiking, and biking trails, as well as numerous glacial lakes, rivers, and streams.  Nestled amidst breathtaking northern hardwood forests, the area provides numerous opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, rafting, fishing, and hunting.

Starting 2023 salary range is $96,324-$111,449 DOQ plus excellent benefits.  The City Administrator is appointed by the Mayor and is confirmed by the nine-member Common Council who are elected on a non-partisan basis.  The City Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer and supervises the following department heads: Clerk-Treasurer/Finance Director, Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator, Fire Chief, Information and Technology Director, Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Director, Police Chief, Street Commissioner, and Project Manager/Surveyor.  The city has 79 full-time positions, 16 part-time positions, and approximately 13 seasonal positions.

Antigo’s total annual 2023 budget is $21.6 million, including the General Fund of $7.1 million. The city has five Tax Incremental Districts.  Upcoming initiatives and projects include city street improvement planning including funding recommendations, strategic planning including housing needs, budget priority development, administrative staff recruitment and development, and enhanced community relations and collaboration efforts. To learn more about the community, visit the City of Antigo website.

Antigo City Administrator Position Profile PDF



Requires Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or related field; prefer Master’s degree with at least three years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization.  Consideration of candidates with private sector or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to necessary skills identified.

Desire a strong background in human resources (pay, performance, and general personnel management), commercial and economic development, grant writing, and effective governing body interaction and relationship.  The ideal candidate will have a collaborative style in carrying out governing body policies and a history of stable tenures in previous positions.  Good listening skills and being innovative are attributes valued by the organization.

How to Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, four references, and salary history in a single PDF to Darrell Hofland, Public Administration Associates, LLC, at Include City of Antigo, WI, City Administrator Search in the subject line.  Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mr. Hofland at (920) 627-4538.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2023.

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

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