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City Manager


City of Ishpeming




$75,000 to $85,000 DOQ

Closing Date

October 4, 2019

To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, consent form,
and five professional references to:
Email:, Subject Line: Ishpeming Search


Michigan Municipal League
ATTN: Ishpeming Search,
1675 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Questions can be directed to MML Executive Recruiter Jerry Richards at or (517) 719-7807.

Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter. This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Located in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in Marquette County, the City of Ishpeming is seeking a dynamic administrator who will thrive in a small-town environment with year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. The city has an iron ore mining heritage and is in proximity to Lake Superior and Northern Michigan University amenities. A regional airport is close by providing connections to major Midwest hubs including Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit.

Ishpeming is a full-service, council-manager city with 6,500 residents. The community hosts a large contingent of visitors and has a classic downtown district. Its general fund budget is $3 million with a 23 percent fund balance. When all funds are combined, the 2019 annual budget totals approximately $10 million.

Home to residents with a strong sense of place and community pride, Ishpeming is looking for an approachable and energetic executive to provide leadership in moving the city forward. The city offers a competitive compensation package which will include a starting salary within the range of $75,000 to $85,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Click here for the Isphpeming brochure and consent form.


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