City of Buchanan

The City of Buchanan seeks a qualified individual to lead its community and economic development efforts and its planning and zoning functions.  Qualified individuals will be expected to have a combination of training and work experience, in community development, economic development, planning and zoning, or related fields.  They will also be able to demonstrate experience in compiling and evaluating complex data and skill in making oral and written presentations to large groups. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of direct work experience (5 years is preferred) in economic development, planning and zoning practices and procedures, or the equivalent.

Any applicant who moves to the level of candidate will possess the superior oral, written, presentation skills; experience in communicating to commissions/boards/committees, as well as to the general public and media sources.  They will also have an understanding of Planning and Zoning concepts, a significant understanding of community and economic development concepts and strategies, as well as an ability to build and maintain relationships with other governmental agencies, businesses, non-profits, and volunteer groups.

COMPENSATION: $65,000-$75,000 DOQ with a competitive benefits package. Additional $10K payment dependng on grants secured.

TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter, consent form, and five professional references to: Larry Nielsen, Buchanan Search Facilitator at  Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter.  Buchanan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested persons may review the Employment Brochure and Consent Form by visiting