City Manager


Buena Vista, an independent City of approximately 6,400 citizens, is in the midst of an economic revitalization and is looking for a new City Manager with the strategic vision, energy, and leadership necessary to accelerate and advance this revitalization.   The City is looking for an experienced, goal-oriented, and data-driven individual with strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

The City Manager must be an integral part of the community by living in the city, participating in local events, and actively engaging with Council, local business leaders, and the citizens. Buena Vista’s FY 2020/2021 general fund budget is approximately $14,000,000 and there are currently seventy City employees under the direction of the City Manager.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years progressively responsible leadership experience.  Master of Public Administration, or equivalent graduate degree, is strongly preferred. Starting salary and benefits are dependent upon qualification and experience. Initial review of the applications will begin October 1, 2020.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, initial interviews may be conducted virtually.

To be considered please submit a cover letter, resume and professional references to Dawn Wheeler, Clerk of Council, via email at dwheeler@bvcity.org before September 30, 2020.


Recruitment Profile

Buena Vista, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.