City Administrator

The City of McMinnville, Tennessee, is seeking well-qualified, innovative, professional applicants for the position of City Administrator.  

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, or a closely-related field, with at least 5 years’ experience in municipal government management and finance; or experience and training in municipal management. Major duties include supervision of all city departments, staff employment and assignments, including work procedures and schedules, budget preparation, with the monitoring of revenues and expenditures, development and implementation of goals and visioning for the city, provision of proper reports, and initiation of grant writing. The administrator will perform duties which will reflect the needs of a progressive city by serving on various boards, committees, agencies and civic organizations that promote retail, tourism, and industrial development in the area. The administrator will possess all the skills necessary to complete the successful operation and management of the city while fulfilling the expectations of the elected officials.


The City Administrator is selected by, reports to, and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and a six-member Board of Aldermen.


McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, is located 70 miles southeast of Nashville and has a population of 14,000 citizens. It is designated as a National and Tennessee Main Street Community.


The starting salary and benefit package will be market competitive, depending on the professional experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. Reasonable relocation expenses will be negotiated.


Interested applicants should email cover letters, resumes with references and salary history to Warren Nevad, The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service at by October 1, 2018.