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City Administrator

City of Lake Forest Park, WA

7 Nov 17
1 Dec 17
$131,186 - $162,335 (DOE, DOQ)
Job Function
Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)

Full Time

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Job Location

17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155






17425 Ballinger Way NE
Lake Forest Park , WA 98155-5556

Form of Govt

Mayor-Council (City)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1997 as a General Management position.

City Administrator, Lake Forest Park, WA (2015 Estimated Population: 13,059)

“Here the laughing waters will forever make gladsome the hearts of the…dwellers.” That was from a 1912 promotional brochure for the Lake Forest Park area and nothing has really changed. The City is a placid, scenic, comfortable bedroom community of Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington. It has grown through careful planning and protected its early identity. Residents thrive on its parks and nature preserves, the close proximity to Seattle, and the pride they have for this picturesque community of abundant forests and gleaming waters.

Lake Forest Park is looking for a seasoned professional who is both an outstanding manager and leader—someone with a track record of success and accomplishment. Reporting directly to the Mayor and overseeing the staff, the individual will also work closely with members of the City Council. He/she will be a partner to all the elected officials, working with them to achieve what is best for the City. The ideal candidate will be someone who is collaborative as well as a consensus and team builder. The Administrator will keep all the elected officials informed and ensure they are not surprised or learn what is happening at City Hall from the media or a resident. The Administrator will respect process but have a hint of impatience with it and a bias for action. Project management and moving projects forward will be a key to success here. Being strong and willing to offer his/her best professional advice will also be important. The elected officials want to hear what they need to hear, not what they would like to hear. At the same time, the Administrator will be energetic, intelligent, upbeat and positive—someone who is enjoyable to work with, who is calm in the face of adversity, and who has a “can do” attitude. Finally, he/she will be someone who can stay focused on the goal and help others do the same.

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How to Apply

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to by December 1, 2017. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537 or Lynelle Klein at (425) 658-7025.

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