Mercer Group Inc. is advertising for the ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate for City Manager of the City of Midland will possess comprehensive knowledge of modern local government management principles and practices, concepts, methods and procedures. In addition, the successful individual will have proven interpersonal skills, be personable but professional, be forthright and be charismatic. The ideal candidate will also have strong organizational and budgeting abilities, have a good working knowledge of economic development, and be an effective steward of the City’s finances. The successful candidate shall also have experience as a city manager, deputy or assistant city manager. He/she shall have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and the ability to analyze complex problems and identify alternative solutions.
Link. Let's not settle for less.
Here are photos of two signs seen in Midland today. The message on the left is seen quite often these days. The one on the right, not so much.