Galesburg, IL - City Manager
City Manager Job in Galesburg, IL
The City of Galesburg is seeking a resourceful, visionary, and collaborative leader to become its next City Manager. Galesburg is an independent city located in western Illinois known for its rich heritage, outstanding educational institutions, and strategic transportation resources. Its many beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods, its vibrant historic downtown, and its wonderful public parks and open spaces contribute to the wonderful quality of life that the residents of Galesburg enjoy. Galesburg is home to Knox College, an outstanding four-year liberal arts school, which proudly hosted the fifth Lincoln-Douglas debate in 1858. Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg is a two-year community college and is named after one of the community s favorite sons and beloved Pulitzer Prize winning America poets. Aside from outstanding highway transportation access provided by Interstate 74 and U.S. Highway 34, Galesburg is extremely well served with both freight and passenger rail services. BNSF is the freight carrier that operates the Cokeville Depot and the Galesburg Rail Yard. Galesburg is also blessed to have outstanding passenger rail service via Amtrak. The Amtrak Zephyr provides westward service from Galesburg to the west coast. The municipality in Galesburg operates under the Council-Manager form of government which was adopted by public referendum in 1956. Galesburg is governed by an eight (8) member City Council consisting of the Mayor, elected at-large to a four-year term, and seven (7) Council members, each of which are elected by wards to four-year overlapping terms. The City of Galesburg provides a full complement of traditional municipal services including water treatment and distribution. Sanitary sewer collection and treatment are provided by the Galesburg Sanitary District. The City also owns and operates the Galesburg Municipal Airport which is home to the National Stearman Fly-in Days during the week of Labor Day.