City Administrator

Located approximately 40 miles east of St. Louis, MO, Clinton County, Illinois, Trenton is a growing city with a rich history and friendly people. It is a welcoming community that has good schools, safe neighborhoods, great parks and open spaces as well as outstanding recreational facilities. Trenton is a community that prides itself on being a beautiful place to live, work, play, learn and visit as well as providing high quality municipal services.

Starting salary, DOQ. City Mayor and six Aldermen elected on a non-partisan basis. $3.5M total budget including TIF, Sewer and Water Utilities, 17 FT employees. Future emphasis for the next administrator will include the following: pavement management, water system improvements, OSLAD Grant, TIF projects, planning/zoning environmental programming.

Require Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, political science or related field; prefer master’s degree with at least 1 year of progressive senior level municipal managerial experience.

Desire a strong background in budget development/governmental accounting/finance (including TIF experience); economic development; community planning; grant writing; collective bargaining; park recreation. The candidate shall have the ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships with the city council, staff and community members. The successful candidate will demonstrate an elevated level of professional and personal integrity; a strong work ethic (commitment to public service); open and positive communication skills and be innovative in municipal financing and programs.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to City of Trenton, 14 West Broadway, Trenton IL 62293; email:; telephone: 618-224-7323. Confidentiality must be requested by the applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists

The City of Trenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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