City Manager, City of Lynchburg, Virginia
IDEAL CITY MANAGER CANDIDATE PROFILE
An exceptional leader with executive level experience, possessing a Master’s degree in business management, public administration, government or a related field. Experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree may be considered.
Eight to 10 years of experience as a high-level municipal executive or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
High personal integrity, ethical behavior and business acumen with a proven record of leadership, fiscal stewardship and accomplishment in a public sector environment.
Able to live within the environment and challenge it to “move the needle” at the same time. Able to balance the desire and need for broad change with an understanding of how much change Lynchburg is capable of handling and at what pace, while creating realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful.
Experienced in developing solutions related to the challenges facing urban communities including poverty, education and workforce development.
Skilled in the areas of transportation planning, economic and community development with an emphasis on rebuilding or replacing aging infrastructures.
A collaborative problem solver with a history of utilizing entrepreneurial and creative approaches.
Possesses a high level of cultural competency and able to serve as a catalyst for cultural competency for the community. Must be able to get younger people and people of color enthusiastic about and engaged in the City.
Possesses the ability and emotional intelligence to enhance tourism and business opportunities by building upon Lynchburg’s history and heritage while actively demonstrating empathy for and engagement with historically disenfranchised portions of the community.
Visionary, energetic, and passionate about cultivating an identity for the City and strengthening the morale of the City workforce.
Able to utilize data, research, and best practices to inform a vision for the City and to provide leadership to City Council and City employees.
Able to articulate how local government can enhance the common good while cultivating cross-functional internal and external partnerships.
Able to manage divergent and sometimes polarizing opinions.
ICMA credentialed or the ability to become credentialed within a short time.
Able to establish residency within the City of Lynchburg.