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The City of Evansville, WI seeks a Community Development Director. This is a key Department Head member of the City’s Leadership Team. The Director reports to the City Administrator/Finance Director and works collaboratively with the Plan Commission, Economic Development Committee, Evansville Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to foster the City’s urban growth, entrepreneurial spirit and reputation for quality of life.

Responsibilities include successful monitoring of code enforcement activities, planning, implementing traditional neighborhood-focused growth and being a friendly point of contact for new business applicants. Additional duties include review of zoning applications, implementation of business retention/recruitment/expansion strategies, community marketing programs, monitor agreements for compliance and facilitating long-range strategic planning of the City.

The City of Evansville was ranked as the best place to raise a family in Wisconsin by Excellent employee benefits include the Wisconsin Retirement System, health, dental, life insurance, employee assistance programs, paid parental leave and a schedule that is flexible to accommodate required evening meetings and events.

Requirements include three to five years of experience in urban design, architecture, economic development, business education and/or strategic planning. A degree in business, architecture, urban design, land use planning, or related field. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Salary starting at $75,000 to $80,000 dependent upon qualifications. This is an FLSA exempt and non-represented position. Applications kept confidential upon request; all finalists subject to public release.

Send cover letter, resume, and four professional references to Melanie Crans, PO Box 529, 31 S. Madison St., Evansville, WI 53536 or email to First review of applications is open until the position is filled.


Job Description


The City of Evansville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. City employees are the greatest asset for providing quality service to residents. Continuing education, safety and professionalism are prioritized with all of our employees. The City Employment Application, Job Descriptions, Personnel Polices and Employee Handbook, and job announcements are found below.  



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