City Manager


Marco Island, Florida


Marco Island is located in southwestern Collier County along the Gulf of Mexico with the city of Naples to the north.  The City is home to approximately 17,000 residents, a peak seasonal population of 40,000 and features six miles of beach and over 100 miles of waterways within the City’s 24 square miles.


Marco Island operates under a Council-Manager Form of Government pursuant to the City Charter adopted on June 17, 2002.  The legislative authority is vested in a seven-member City Council elected from and representing the City at-large.  The City Council appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney by an affirmative vote of five members and may remove either by an affirmative vote of four members.


The new City Manager of Marco Island will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related area with substantive CEO or top level management experience in a municipal or county government; a Master’s degree, legal experience and private sector experience are all desirable.  He/She should see Marco Island as a long-term commitment.  The new City Manager will be a member in good standing or eligible for membership with ICMA. 


The expected starting annual salary for the successful candidate will be within the range of:


$135,000 - $185,000


The Members of the City Council are committed to a starting salary that will be market competitive, depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected individual. 


Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by 5:00 PM, EDT, October 6, 2017, to W. D. Higginbotham, Jr.,


For additional information contact W. D. Higginbotham, Jr., Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 727-214-8673 or visit: