Galesburg City Hall

200 East Michigan Ave.

Galesburg, MI 49053

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 The City of Galesburg is a cozy Mid- West City located directly off 194 on the Kalamazoo River between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo and about half way between Detroit and Chicago. 150 years old, with a 
small Industrial District and a Downtown with business and residential properties, Galesburg enjoys a 20-acre park with playground, Pavilion and river access. The City Hall, home of the Guthrie Room, the Galesburg Charleston Fire Department, Historic Museum and Galesburg Charleston District Library are all located next to the Park and easily accessible for all Citizens. Multiple festivals are hosted by the DDA and Business Association including Greater Galesburg Days, Winter Wonder Land and the Business 
Halloween, all at no cost to Citizens. The City has two historic Churches and retains a diverse architecture. Galesburg welcomes the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail in 2020. The geographic size of the city is 1.3 square miles.


The City is governed by a seven-member city council consisting of a Mayor and six city council members, elections are held every two years. Galesburg is a Home Rule City. Galesburg has a joint Fire 
Department, and contracts with the KCSD and GLSWA as well as others for services. It has 4 FTE and 4PT employees. 
Galesburg entered into the Redevelopment Ready Community, MEDC agreement in 2019 to promote 
prosperous Economic Development and current council is excited to begin the process. 
Financial Highlights from Siegfried Crandall, PC, Financial Statements Year ended June 30, 2019. 

Galesburg entered into the Redevelopment Ready Community, MEDC agreement in 2019 to promote 
prosperous Economic Development and current council is excited to begin the process. 


Financial Highlights from Siegfried Crandall, PC, Financial Statements Year ended June 30, 2019.

*    The City's total net position increased by $271,757 as a result of this year's activities. Net position of
the governmental activities increased by $137,674 and net position of the business type activities
increased by $134,083.
*    Of the $5,677,681 total net position reported, $2,249,939 is available to be used at Council's discretion, without constraints established by debt covenants, enabling legislation, or other legal requirements.
*    The General Fund's unassigned fund balance at the end of the fiscal year was $591,319, which
represents 121 percent of the actual total General Fund expenditures for the current fiscal year.

The Galesburg City Council realizes the need for a constant presence within the governance of the 
Municipality and believes that working with a City Manager can strengthen the Community in many 
ways. The City Council will work closely with a City Manager as we invest in crumbling infrastructure and roads as well as actively plan for economic development and future needs of our Citizens. 

City Manager Job Description


Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or higher with at least 5 years of direct management experience. A Master's degree may substitute for one year of experience. Must possess strong planning and oversight skills, good character and integrity, be customer-oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills, excel in budget management and ability to manage a team of subordinates including Supervisors. Must be diplomatic and have a passion for public service. The chosen candidate must hold a valid driver's license, successfully complete a thorough background check, and successfully complete a physical exam and drug test. 

 

 

City Manager Duties and Responsibilities: 

•    Report directly to Council of Seven Members, direct involvement in council's decision making as the Chief advisor including implementation of the policies and procedures in our city.
•    Attend City Council meetings and assist with preparation of packets and agenda.
•    When necessary, assist Council with formulating current and necessary policy, procedures and practices.
•    Oversight of daily operations of the government departments, its Supervisors and staff members, including but not limited to staff supervision, hiring, suspending, enforcing necessary disciplinary actions, and firing of the staff member(s).
•    Citizen liaison, including holding meetings with citizens, private groups, and other members of the community with emphasis on positive resolutions.
•    Represent the City in Operational aspects of government and liaison with neighboring municipalities.
•    Lead Community and Economic Development activities including MEDC Redevelopment Ready Communities certification, liaison with Down Town Development Association and Business Association.
•    Identify and pursue opportunity to obtain alternate funding sources for municipal services and economic development.
•    Work closely with Planning & Zoning insuring cohesive implementation of policy

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