Town Manager Job Posting Available for Review

Post Date:03/08/2018 1:24 PM

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REPOSTED: Public input on the Town Manager job posting accepted at Thank you for review and comment until 10 p.m. March 8.  

The Town Council has posted its draft of the Town Manager Job Advertisement at and invites public review and comment until 10 p.m. today (Thursday, March 8).Thank you for emailing comments to

The Council received an update from Dr. Heather Lee of Development Associates about the Town Manager Search Process on Wednesday night. Three drop-in public input sessions were held March 4-6, and streamed via @ChapelHillGov on Facebook. Public input was also gathered via a survey and emails. Key themes from public feedback have been incorporated into the job posting.

The Town Council plans to receive any additional feedback, and finalize the advertisement for posting and distribution on Friday, March 9. For a complete schedule of the search process, visit


What is a Town Manager?

Chapel Hill has a council-manager form of government. The nine Town Council members, including the mayor, are directly elected by citizens. The Town Council appoints the town manager. Each has a different set of responsibilities. The Town Council sets policies; the town manager and his/her staff carry them out. As a professional administrator, the town manager coordinates all day-to-day operations and administration of about 700 employees and an annual budget of about $100 million. 


More about the Town Manager Search Process

The Town Council has contracted with Developmental Associates to lead the search process. The first step is to define the competencies sought in the next town manager and design the selection process. Public input will be considered by the Council when defining these competencies. Dr. Stephen Straus of Developmental Associates will gather all public input for consideration by the Town Council.

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