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City Administrator

Ashland City

The city of Ashland City ,TN (Pop. 5,528) is currently accepting applications for a City Administrator, Salary commensurate with education, experience, Salary range is $95,000-$120,000. Ashland City is the county seat for Cheatham County, which is located 15 miles west of Nashville/Davidson County.

The Town of Ashland City is seeking a city management professional to be its next City Administrator. The City Administrator is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The city has an $11 million overall budget with 79 full-time employees and 72 part-time employees.

Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, although a master’s degree is preferred in public administration, business administration, political science, or related field from an accredited college or university. Candidates should possess a minimum of 5 to 7 years of executive management experience as a City Administrator/City Manager or Assistant City Administrator/Manager in Local Government or closely related field which includes operations management, budgeting and managing personnel. The City Administrator should live within a distance agreed upon between the City Administrator and the City Council so all functions of the position can be more efficiently fulfilled.

A position profile is available at Please send cover letter and resume immediately by electronic mail to the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service, attention Gary Jaeckel, at Initial review of applications will occur in April/May 2024. Please direct questions to Gary Jaeckel, MTAS Management Consultant, at the same email address.