City Manager Search

Exterior of East Lansing City Hall in summer

The Michigan Municipal League (MML) is conducting the City of East Lansing's search for its next City Manager. MML has a reputation for providing the best possible advocacy, resources and services to Michigan's communities since 1899.

Sunday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.

East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road 


Community Meet & Greet Applicants for East Lansing's Next City Manager
Monday, Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road
Watch the interview of applicants by City Council

Special Meeting: Selecting the Applicants
July 19, 6 p.m. 
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road 
View the PDF

The closing date for receiving applications was June 19. 


Search Process Schedule

1. Screening & Shortlist Phase 

  • Pre-screening activities including review of social media activity, general online screening and other public information;
  • Application analysis, personal screening of viable candidates and reference checks;
  • Develop a shortlist of candidates to present for the City’s consideration.

2. Interview & Selection Phase 

  • Guidance and recommendations on a robust interview format and process;
  • Assistance with, and attendance at, a public forum for an informal “meet and greet” function to solicit community feedback of semi-finalists;
  • Development of customized interview questions and attendance during the entire interview process.

3. Final Phase 

  • Extension of the conditional offer of employment and initiation of contract negotiation; and
  • Completion of a full background check performed by a third-party of selected finalist.

View the position description in the community brochure (PDF)