Buena Vista, an independent City of approximately 6,400 citizens, is in the midst of an economic revitalization and is looking for a new City Manager with the strategic vision, energy, and leadership necessary to accelerate and advance this revitalization.
Buena Vista is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge less than six miles from the . Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway and is home to one of the largest municipal parks in the Commonwealth. It is also conveniently located only four miles from Interstate 81 and the Norfolk Southern Railroad runs right through the City, supporting the strong industrial sector of its economy. Buena Vista is uniquely positioned adjacent to incredible outdoor recreational opportunities while also having easy access to interstate commerce. Additionally, Buena Vista is home to two dynamic and growing institutions of higher education, Southern Virginia University and the Dabney S. Lancaster Regional Community College Center.
The City is looking for an experienced, goal-oriented, and data-driven individual with strong interpersonal and leadership skills. The City Manager must be an integral part of the community by living in the city, participating in local events, and actively engaging with Council, local business leaders, and the citizens.
Buena Vista’s FY 2020 general fund budget is approximately $14,000,000 and there are currently seventy City employees under the direction of the City Manager.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years progressively responsible leadership experience. Master of Public Administration, or equivalent graduate degree, is strongly preferred.
Starting salary and benefits are dependent upon qualification and experience.
Initial review of the applications will begin October 1, 2020. To be considered please submit a cover letter, resume and professional references to Dawn Wheeler, Clerk of Council, via email @ email@example.com before September 30, 2020. For more information about the City and the position being advertised please go the
following link https://www.buenavistava.org/city-services/city-careers/
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, initial interviews may be conducted