City Manager

City of Lexington

Lexington, VA United States

The City of Lexington is seeking an experienced professional to serve as City Manager, the chief administrative officer responsible for directing programs and operations of the City government.

Qualifications, Education & Experience

The following education and experience factors are the expected qualifications for successful performance:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Planning or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred;
  • Five or more years of successful leadership at a senior executive/administrator level in an organization with comparable responsibilities; possessing a broad skill set appropriate to the breadth of City government operations. Local government experience in Virginia as a manager, deputy or assistant is desirable.
  • A record of being an active, visible member of the community, through engaged participation in local activities and as a City resident.
  • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development through participation in organizations such as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA); designation or progress toward designation as ICMA Credentialed Manager is desirable.
  • A demonstrated track record of successful grant awards, administration and completion.
  • Any combination of education and experience that qualifies an applicant may be considered in lieu of the more specific criteria listed above.

Application Process

Initial review of candidates will begin on September 9, 2019. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Timely submittal will ensure the most advantageous review. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume with salary expectations and professional references to The Berkley Group, via email at

Questions may be directed to:

Margaret M. Schmitt
The Berkley Group
P.O. Box 181
Bridgewater, Virginia 22812
Mobile: (434) 581-5814

Lexington City Manager Recruitment Profile

Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
None Selected
Management, Budgeting, or Finance
Salary Range

Contact Information

P.O. Box 181
Bridgewater, VA
United States