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City Manager

City of Tybee Island

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Tybee Island (population ranges est. 3,132 to 40,000+ during tourism season) is a charming barrier island and cozy city located close to Savannah, Georgia. Renowned for its vast sandy beaches, historic landmarks such as the Tybee Island Light Station & Museum, and the warm hospitality of its residents, Tybee Island stands out as the northeastern most gem among Georgia's Sea Islands. Nestled in the heart of the state's Lower Coastal Plain region, this island paradise boasts a strong sense of community and serves as a coastal sanctuary brimming with creativity. From leisurely walks along serene shores to captivating explorations of its rich history, Tybee offers something for everyone seeking adventure. With its abundant water vistas, outdoor enthusiasts can fully immerse themselves in the island's natural splendor.

Tybee Island is seeking a City Manager to balance key issues like tourism, community life, and business interests. Priority tasks encompass addressing long-term water supply concerns, streamlining the event permitting process to ensure public safety, and tackling beach nourishment and the North End dune erosion problem to preserve the island’s natural assets. Efforts will focus on beach nourishment to maintain attractiveness, and securing funding for water and sewer infrastructure projects to ensure a sustainable water supply to support residents and visitors. Developing a master plan for city parks and upgrading IT infrastructure are also crucial for enhancing quality of life and municipal operations and service delivery. Evaluating and updating existing policies, along with fostering collaboration, managing expectations, and making confident decisions, will ensure support for changes. By effectively managing these priorities and improving county, state, and federal partnerships, the next City Manager will contribute to Tybee Island's sustainable growth and prosperity while preserving its unique charm and character.

This position requires a master’s degree in public administration or a related field and progressively responsible related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, and must be able to be bonded. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia is required.

The starting salary range is $155,883 - $165,111 depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to negotiation. The City of Tybee Island provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, supplemental, accidental, and life insurance, deferred compensation, and deferred benefits programs. The pre-employment process for the candidate would include a background check (including criminal history, education verification, references, credit check, and driving record check), and a drug screen. Residency is not required but encouraged. Relocation is negotiable.

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than May 21, 2024, at:

For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or 703-923-8214. EOE.

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