City Manager - City of Mountlake Terrace

$175,000 - $210,000 yearly
  • GMP Consultants
  • Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA
  • Jan 03, 2023
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

The City of Mountlake Terrace is seeking a City Manager for this friendly and diverse community of 22,000 just north of Seattle. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a growing and well-managed City with a strong staff and supportive council. The City is poised for unprecedented growth related to its strategic location along I-5 and both a new light rail station and Town Center that will bring redevelopment and investment in the community.  

If you are looking for a growing community with a great quality of life, a stable Council-Manager form of government, and a financially stable City with a positive organizational culture, this may be the right opportunity.   



Located just 14 miles north of Seattle along the I-5 corridor, Mountlake Terrace is known for its convenient location, quiet and walkable neighborhoods, cultural and recreational opportunities, and first-class schools. The City is centrally located in the Puget Sound region with easy access to major employers such as Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and four hospital systems within 10 miles.  

The city serves as the southern gateway to Snohomish County—the fastest growing county in Washington State. Mountlake Terrace will soon be connected to Seattle, Bellevue, and other regional cities by light rail. With multiple public transit options and easy access to both I-5 and I-405, the city's appeal continues to grow. 



Incorporated in 1954, the City of Mountlake Terrace is governed by a seven-member City Council that serves under a Council/Manager form of government. The City operates with a total budget of $127.7 million and a team of 155 FTEs and 77 PTEs.  


The City has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where both Council and staff embrace the organization’s vision and values. Staff and city council enjoy a positive and supportive relationship with a high level of trust between senior staff, CMO’s office, and council members. The Council works well together and respects each other’s opinions.  


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GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Mountlake Terrace with this search. Visit for a full position profile, ideal candidate traits, and more. The City of Mountlake Terrace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is January 25, 2023.