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Town Managers serve the municipality by completing a variety of duties: preparing materials for council meetings, developing the annual budget, implementing financial reporting procedures, administering funds, liaising with the government and local entities, managing municipality assets, and hiring staff. Successful example resumes for Town Managers mention qualifications such as managerial skills, decision-making, problem-solving orientation, presentation and communication abilities, and analytical thinking. The ability to handle financial resources is vital. Employers select resumes displaying a Master’s Degree in public administration.

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Town Manager

Chief Administrative Officer for Town of 6,500 residents, $1.1M budget, and 28 full time employees

  • Implemented the first merit pay scale including personnel policies for Town employees by researching similar scales and utilizing a cross-function team.
  • Reduced the cost of employee healthcare by 25% by developing specifications, improved data collection and executing a supplier on-boarding plan including an employee rollout to increase the success of the implementation.
  • Delivered the first Olde Towne Faire utilizing a cross-function team of staff, community members and the Town Council.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Sociology / Education
MA
Master of Arts
2

Walden Town Manager

Responsible for the efficient fiscal management of two administrative departments of the Town. Official custodian of Town Records.

  • Administered budget after adoption.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate all Town Staff.
  • Established and maintained records management system.
  • Responded to and resolved difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Oversaw the daily administration and business of the [company name] as guided by the elected Board of Trustees. Served as personnel director in establishing and implementing human resources policies and administered daily practices.
  • Applied appropriate management methods in order to improve work flow, simplify reporting procedures, and implement cost reductions.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
3

Town Manager

Chief administrator for the [company name] (population 2,500)

  • Reported to a five member board of commissioners
  • Developed the annual budget and capital improvement program ($2.1 million)
  • Served as the finance and human resource officer
  • Provided general oversight of municipal departments; public works, administration, tax collection, planning and zoning, and police (30 FTE)
  • Prepared and managed federal, state and local grants
  • Communicated with the board of commissioners and other local governments regarding municipal policies and actions
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
MA
Master of Arts
Secondary Science Education
4

Town Manager of Coats

Managed $2.9 million operating budget and 20 employees in 6 departments.

  • Responsible for grant procurement, budget development, economic development and strategic planning.
  • Developed and implemented board approved ordinances for commercial real estate.
  • Designed town's first web site.
  • Obtained funding and facilitated the development of new playground and parking for municipal park.
  • Brokered town and county partnership to extend sewer lines for future commercial development.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Public Relations
Public Administration
5

Assistant Town Manager

Managed the Information Technology Department, Library, Parks and Recreation, Golf Course Manager, Community Services. Chaired the joint Town and Board and Education Safety Committee. Administrated of the Town's Insurance Program (General Liability and Workers Compensation). Managed open enrollment process for benefits. Human Resources and Labor Relations Director (180 employees and 5 Unions).

  • Prepared recommendations to annual budget after comparing prior year budget to actual performance.
  • Prepared and Administered Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for $100,000 to bring multiple town facilities into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Co-chair of Capital Improvement Committee and selected to make recommendation to Town Manager.
  • Resolved personnel issues by being diplomatic and objective.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a time-sensitive fast paced environment.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Master of Arts
6

Assistant Town Manager

Assistant to the Town Manager in the administration of Town Hall, Public Works, Recreation, Community Center/Beaches departmental operations. Oversee the management/supervision of 35 municipal employees in terms of recruitment, termination and personnel matters. Other responsibilities includes: insurance management, purchasing agent, code compliance and acting Recreation Director. In addition to assisting the Town Manager with political special projects as may have risen.

  • Experienced administrator with diversified leadership experience responsible for troubleshooting operations.
  • Acted as interim Town Manager during the manager's absence.
  • Organized, trained and conducted training of focus groups as needed for various work stations.
  • Edited and organized the Town's personnel policy manual, to improve management techniques.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
EdD
Education
MBA
Management, Business, Economics
7

Town Manager

  • Directed all municipal administrative operations.
  • Responsible for providing leadership, direction and management of all municipal departments including the Finance Department, Human Resources, Police, the Town Attorney, the Town Clerk and the Town Library.
  • Managed Water and Sewer Utility including budgeting, design, construction, and capital improvements.
  • Implemented a performance based budgeting process.
  • Developed and monitored the Town Annual Budget and presented this document to a seven member Commission for approval.
  • Represented the Commission at all interagency meetings with Federal, State, and local government officials.
Candidate Info
40
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
MS
Science Public Administration
MBA
Business Administration
8

Town Manager

  • Developed code of ethics for the town
  • Formed new organizational chart with oversight by the manager
  • Researched music licensing agreement
  • Coordinated and served as liaison for Citizen Academy
  • Researched and implemented budget and performance measurements for the town
  • Worked with manager and finance officer to create budget FY 2006
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Town, City, And County Management
MA
Town, City, And County Management
9

Town Manager

Supervised 22 full-time employees and oversaw departments including Public Works, Police, [company name], Administration, Finance, Zoning, and Parks and Recreation

  • Managed .7 million GAD wastewater treatment plant and public water system
  • Created pedestrian master plan, recreation master plan and comprehensive land usage plan
  • Implemented $.5 million CWMTF grant and other green projects and initiatives
  • Engineered and completed multiple greenway improvements: bridges, boardwalk, hiking trail
  • Managed $2 million annual budget and oversaw Tourist Development Authority
  • Created multiple new events and programs while managing several existing festivals
  • Completed comprehensive analysis of water and sewer rates, employee pay and health plans
  • Oversaw multiple major infrastructure improvements and upgrades
  • Proactively engaged the community through various external approaches
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Natural Resources And Environmental Management
MPA
Management
MS
Marine Biology
10

Town Manager

Reported to Town Council and directed all day to day operations of the Town

  • Carried out policy direction provided by the Town Council
  • Oversaw planning, approval and construction of skate park in Moraga Commons
  • Prepared and presented staff reports to Town Council
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Liberal Studies
MA
Master of Arts

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