Topeka commences recruitment for next City Manager

The City of Topeka is excited to announce the commencement of the recruitment campaign for the City Manager position. The job posting and position description can be found at

The posting comes after a public input survey, where nearly 200 responses from community members were received.

The City of Topeka and Kansas Personnel Services, Inc., doing business as Premier Employment Solutions and Key Staffing, the Executive Recruitment Firm the City hired to assist with the recruitment process, are launching a broad City Manager recruitment search.

The search includes a recruitment video featuring Mayor Michael Padilla, Councilwoman Karen Hiller and Councilwoman Hannah Naeger, who share their thoughts about the ideal candidate. You can watch the video at

The initial recruitment campaign is expected to last 45 days. After the job posting closes, Topeka’s Governing Body will review applications from qualified candidates. Interviews are expected to occur in August with the Governing Body, City of Topeka leadership staff, and community members who are selected by the Governing Body. There will also be a public meet and greet with the final candidates.