Mayville City Clerk

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Clerk – City of Mayville (Population 5,195)


Job Announcement:

The City of Mayville is known as the gateway to the Horicon Marsh, located within Dodge County and is part of southeastern Wisconsin. Located in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Statistical Area; it is within an hour from Milwaukee, Madison, and the Fox Valley region.

Incorporated in 1885, the City of Mayville is located along the Rock River and the Horicon Marsh, surrounded by gentle rolling moraines, with abundant and diverse wildlife, along with endless recreational opportunities. The iron industry provided Mayville with a strong local economy. Once the country moved from iron, Mayville continued to prosper as it transitioned to agriculture and manufacturing and has maintained a vibrant historic downtown. Mayville is a great small-town community, with strong and safe neighborhoods and a range of housing choices, excellent schools, a bustling historic downtown with shops, restaurants, services and community events, a thriving industrial base and a world class recreation center (TAG Center) focused on the community.

Mayville is a Main Street community, with 35 full time employees with comprehensive municipal services, including a full-time police force, quality paid-on-call fire and EMS services, public works including water and wastewater, library facility and programming, parks and recreational services, including the TAG center recreation complex. The Mayville 2024 general fund budget total is $4.8 million, a utility budget of $2.9 million, TAG Center of $727,000, Debt Service of $314,000 and has three TIF Districts. The City’s fund balance is $2.1 million.

The Mayville City Clerk position is a department director-level position, appointed by the City Council and oversees a Deputy City Clerk and administrative staff. The City is currently in the process of establishing the position of City Administrator. The position serves as the statutory Clerk pursuant to State Statutes. The Clerk responsibilities include maintenance of records; issuance of licenses; monitoring and ensuring Open Meeting Law compliance; performing secretariat functions of Common Council; administering employee insurance, pension, and benefit programs; oversight of elections; and performance of City Hall administrative and customer service functions. The position is essential to the Mayville management team.

The City Clerk is appointed and is confirmed by the nine-member Common Council. All elected city officials serve two-year overlapping terms on a non-partisan basis.



The successful candidate will have experience in election administration, human resources, as well as office management. The next City Clerk must have leadership abilities, team building skills, the ability to
work harmoniously with elected officials and organizational staff and have had stable and productive tenures in previous positions.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of administrative support or office manager experience. Experience as a municipal clerk and being a Certified Municipal Clerk with Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association is highly desirable, or candidate should have the ability to obtain certification within three years of hire.

The starting salary range is $70,000-$80,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits.

For more information, visit the City of Mayville, WI website.


How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, references, and salary history by February 9, 2024, 5:00 p.m. CST to Chris Swartz of Public Administration Associates, LLC with email subject: City of Mayville, WI, City Clerk Search. The position is open until filled, interview prior to application deadline may occur for qualified applicants. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Chris Swartz, Public Administration Associates, LLC, at (414)788-7028.

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

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