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City Administrator

City Administrator
To be filled

Fatima Anthony
Executive Assistant
313-386-2410 ext 7053 (Office)
313-386-4316 (Fax)

Role of the City Administrator

The role of the City Administrator (CA) is to assist the Mayor and City Council in achieving the "Vision for the City". The CA is also the Chief Administrative Officer of the city responsible for the direction and oversight of all city departments and city functions. 

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City Administrator Search

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The City of Ecorse is located in Wayne County, Michigan and lies along the Detroit River. It is one of the several contiguous southern suburbs of Detroit known as the “Downriver” communities. First settled by French Habitants, Ecorse’s history began in the early 1700s. In 1827, the Michigan Territorial Legislature created the Township of Ecorse, 10 years before Michigan officially became a state. Initially, logging was very important to Ecorse and its residents and in the early 1900s, steel became a huge factor in the community. The Michigan Steel Mill officially opened in July 1923 with 500 employees and rapidly grew as time went on. Ecorse formally became a city on September 19, 1941.

Today, the city is home to many recreational and community events, with six separate parks and a public library. Currently, Ecorse is a diverse community of different races and nationalities. The city has also become a first-ring suburban community that is closely connected to the City of Detroit and the other “Downriver” communities through West Jefferson Avenue.

The city is governed by the mayor and six council members who are elected at-large every two years. The city has a general fund budget of $19.2 million and is a full-service community with 61 employees. The mayor appoints a city administrator with confirmation from the city council.

To Apply: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, consent form, and five professional references to:


Subject Line: Ecorse Search

Questions can be directed to MML Executive Recruiter Joyce Parker at

Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter.

This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: June 27th



The City of Ecorse is seeking its next city administrator to handle the day-to-day operations of the city. The requirements for the position include the following:

• A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field.

• A master’s degree is desired.

• A minimum of five years of progressive experience as a city administrator, city manager, assistant city manager, or department head in one or more communities with the council/manager form of government.

• Knowledge of a range of city operations including finance, budget preparation, labor relations, community and economic development, grant writing and administration, and intergovernmental relations.

• The ability to work well with city staff and the public.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.