• Full Time
  • Canby, OR
  • $150,000 – $185,000 annually DOQ USD / Year

Website City of Canby

The City of Canby is seeking a City Administrator for this picturesque and growing community of 19,000 located 30 minutes south of Portland, Oregon. Canby is known for offering a country living alternative and small-town feel within reach of the Portland metropolitan area.

Incorporated in 1893, the City of Canby operates under a Mayor-Council form of government with a 2023-2024 budget of $44.1 million and a team of 110 FTE. The City provides a full range of services: public safety; library; construction and maintenance of streets, parks, cemetery, and sewer infrastructure; recreational activities and swim center; a transit system; current and long-range planning; and development review. Canby also owns and operates a wastewater system and treatment plant.


The City Administrator is responsible for general day to day administration of the City; working with the Mayor and City Council to implement their goals; enforcing the rules and contracts of the city; providing leadership to all City staff and direct supervision of 10 department directors; serves as the purchasing and contracting agent for the City; acts as the City budget officer; and supervises properties and the utilities of the City except those operated by the Canby Utility Board. Additional responsibilities of the Administration department include the office of the City Recorder, and legal counsel to the Mayor and City Council through the office of the City Attorney.


This is a premier opportunity to lead a financially stable organization and help the community shape its future through positive changes related to its strategic location within the Portland metropolitan area. Canby is a tight-knit and friendly community that shows an abundance of care for one-another. The City is striving to maintain its high quality of life while it manages its growth through a strong community vision.  Canby has consistently been recognized as one of the safest communities to live in Oregon. The Mayor and Council, employees and members of the various advisory boards, commissions, and committees have a strong desire for leadership and guidance. The new City Administrator will have the opportunity to forge a team concept to apply to deliberations around issues and projects.

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More Information: GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Canby with this search. Learn more at gmphr.com. The City of Canby is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is September 24, 2023.

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