Position: Village Manager
Employer: Village of Colon
St. Joseph County, Michigan

Population: 1,166

Compensation: Starting at $60,000.00 and is negotiable and based on education and experience, includes benefits.

To Apply: Resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and at a minimum three professional references.

Send to: Colon Village President
P.O. Box 50
Colon, MI 49040
You may also hand-deliver your sealed package to the Village of Colon office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
110 North Blackstone Ave.
Colon, Michigan 49040

The Village of Colon, the Magic Capital of the World, is searching for a village manager. The present management structure includes a seven-person council, including the village president, and clerk/treasurer. All financial business is run through the village office manager, which includes a fulltime office manager and full time billing clerk. The village also has its own police department with a chief of police and one sergeant. The DPW has a supervisor and two employees. The Colon Community Fire and Rescue is a joint department, which is overseen by both the Village of Colon and Colon Township.

The Village of Colon is approximately 1.73 square miles and is located on M-86 in northeast Saint Joseph County, approximately 17 miles west of Coldwater, 15 miles north of Sturgis (18 miles from the Indiana toll road), 19 miles east of Three Rivers, 36 miles southeast of Kalamazoo, and 30 miles south of Battle Creek. It is situated on portions of both Palmer Lake and Sturgeon Lake, with close proximity to Long Lake south of the village. The location of the village puts it within easy traveling distance to and from larger municipalities and in close proximity to I-94, I-69, M-60, M-66, and the Indiana Toll Road. Situated as it is, the Village of Colon affords easy access to individuals wishing to vacation in or attend many of the year round attractions/festivals.

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Deadline for Application: October 1, 2018