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Field narrowed for new WB City Administrator

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The West Bend Common Council has narrowed the field of candidates for city administrator to 10.


Following Monday night’s meeting the council went into closed session. According to Mayor Kraig Sadownikow they narrowed the list of finalists.


“We had a lot of strong candidates apply for the post,” Sadownikow said.


The city has been working with GovHR USA to try and fill the position. Sadownikow said about 28 or 29 candidates applied for the position.


A link on the GovHR USA web page lists the posting for West Bend City Administrator.


Some of the key points on the application included:


The City Administrator shall establish residency within an area 15 miles from the city limits within one year of appointment, although residency within the City of West Bend is preferred.



The City is seeking an open-minded, collaborative professional with strong communication skills. Candidates must possess proven administrative and interpersonal skills to lead a dynamic, financially fit organization in an active and engaged community.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree plus at least seven years of increasingly responsible municipal executive level experience. A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or other advanced executive level training such as ICMA Credentialed Administrator is preferred. Assistant Administrator experience in a larger community will also be considered or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would
demonstrate the ability to perform the work.
Starting salary range: $95,000–$125,000 +/-DOQ.
The council is expected to review the candidates in the coming weeks. A final appointment is expected by mid-August.
The city administrator position opened in April after former city administrator T.J. Justice was tagged with felony charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution. Justice’s next hearing is August 12 in Waukesha County Court. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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