Marathon City Village Administrator

Marathon City

Marathon City
Posted 4 months ago

Village Administrator – Village of Marathon City, WI (Population 1,576)


Job Announcement:

Marathon City is seeking a positive, team building leader with integrity and a strong work ethic to join its team as the community’s next Village Administrator. This is a great position in a financially strong community with a small-town atmosphere located minutes away from larger metropolitan city.

Marathon City is a growing municipality (60% increase in equalized value in last five years) in central Wisconsin’s Marathon County and is located at the intersection of STH 290 and STH 107. Marathon City is 10 miles west of Wausau, WI which is at the STH 29 Interstate 39 Corridor. Eau Claire to west and Green Bay, to the east, are an hour and half drive away. Milwaukee and the Twin Cities are a three-hour drive. Originally settled in 1856, the current Village of Marathon City was incorporated in 1884. At 3.2 square miles, Marathon City has plenty to offer its residents with a great mix of residential, retail and commercial uses surrounded by plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from skiing, fishing, snowmobiling and hiking/biking trails. The Big Rib River is part of the Great Pinery Heritage Waterway system offing canoeing and kayaking opportunities. The region is also near multiple lakes and waterways. The community school district has a high achieving program in both academics and athletics that has strong ties to the Village. The community has an idyllic 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: $90K-$105K DOQ, plus excellent benefits. The Village government is comprised of a Village President and Six (6) Trustees elected on a non-partisan basis. The Village Administrator/Treasurer oversees an approximate $3.5M annual operating budget (including municipal utilities and two (2) Tax Increment Districts) and leads a staff of 10 FTE and 40 part-time and seasonal employees. Future opportunities for the next Marathon City Village Administrator include continued collaborative community strategic planning with Village Board, Village staff, School District and residents; completion of a community sports complex, using the rapid growth in commercial development to spur much needed residential housing, completion of an upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant and an update to the Comprehensive Plan.

Marathon City Village Administrator Position Profile PDF



Require Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or related field; prefer several years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related field or ICMA-CM designation is 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 economic development and Tax Increment District management; budget development and management; capital project planning and management as well as grant writing and intergovernmental relationships. The successful candidate should be a person of high personal and professional honesty and integrity; an excellent communicator and listener with a track record of successful team building. Visit the community website at for additional information.


How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, salary history and 5 work-related references (in one PDF file) to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Shawn Murphy, at by September 11. 2023.

Confidentiality must be requested and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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