City Manager

City of North Port


Conveniently located on the west coast of Florida between Tampa and Ft. Myers, the City of North Port is a vibrant, fast-growing community with 70,631 residents. Covering 104 square miles, North Port is the largest city in Sarasota County.


The City of North Port operates under a Commission-Manager form of government with the City Commission comprised of five members, including the Mayor.   Appointed by and reporting to the City Commissioners, the City Manager is the chief administrative and executive officer of the City, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and its workforce.


North Port seeks a pragmatic and professional servant leader, possessing emotional intelligence, a passion for both public and customer service, coupled with a high degree of accountability, integrity, and ethics to become their next City Manager.


A Master's Degree in Public Administration, or related field, from an accredited college or university augmented by course work in municipal planning, civil engineering, public finance, community development, personnel/labor relations, or other related fields is required. The City is seeking candidates with a minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience as a City or County Manager, or eight (8) years of increasingly responsible related municipal experience in a full-service city of similar or larger size and complexity to North Port. Candidates with private-sector leadership experience similar in size, scope, and level of responsibility will also be considered. ICMA-CM strongly desired.  The final selected candidate must be able to secure and maintain a Florida Driver’s license within a reasonable period following appointment. Per City Charter, the City Manager is required to establish residency with the corporate boundaries of North Port within one year of appointment and shall maintain residency throughout his or her tenure of employment.


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For more information on this position contact:

Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President