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City of Traverse City
Human Resources
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
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Kristine Bosley

Human Resource Director

Allison Geisert

Human Resource Generalist

Jason Johnson

Human Resource Specialist


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As an employer, we offer a wide range of rewarding jobs. Our employees take pride in their work and in making Traverse City the best it can be. The City of Traverse City has approximately 15,000 residents, but serves regionally as the economic hub. The City leadership and staff pride themselves in providing quality municipal services to residents, while implementing green initiatives for a more sustainable future through renewable energy goals, and identifying environmentally friendly solutions. Five strategic goals and objectives have been identified by the City Commission to address in the upcoming year; Housing, Transportation, Water-Related Infrastructure, Tax Revenue, and Economic Development. Learn more about the City in its annual report, The Performance.

The City of Traverse City is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religious beliefs, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or political affiliation. Employees must live within a radius of twenty (20) miles of the City limits, measured from the nearest City limit. We accept employment applications only for specific positions that are open and solicited. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted. By submitting the application via electronic means, the applicant acknowledges that his or her electronic signature on the application has the same effect as his or her original signature under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

The City of Traverse City is an equal opportunity employer. Full-time positions receive a competitive benefits package; paid time off, short-term leave, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, employer retirement contribution, and participation in Michigan’s Municipal Employee Retirement System, pension benefit program.

City view from Hickory HillsTraverse City Living

Surrounded by a natural landscape that has been touted as “The Most Beautiful Place in America,” there is a reason why Traverse City and the surrounding region is enjoyed by visitors and residents. The City is nestled at the base of Old Mission Peninsula and flanked by both East and West Grand Traverse Bays. The Boardman River meanders throughout the City and downtown, where over 200 locally owned businesses reside, more than 50 restaurants, and one of the largest Farmer's Markets in the state.

Health and wellness are a focus within the Grand Traverse Region. A number of trails for biking or walking are located throughout the City and travel to neighboring Leelanau County. Enjoying parks and recreation is a favorite pastime of residents.

Cultural amenities such as the historic City Opera House, Dennos Museum Center, and Crooked Tree Arts Center provide access to entertainment and the arts. Special events such as the National Cherry Festival celebrate the region’s agricultural amenities, The National Writer’s Series host world-renowned authors annually, and the Traverse City Film Festival celebrate the medium of film and filmmaking.

Traverse City is home to Northwestern Michigan Community College. The Traverse City Area Public School’s two high schools have both been named Top 100 High Schools for a number of years, and just down the road is the internationally acclaimed Interlochen Center for the Arts.

What’s the best thing to do in Traverse City? Play tourist, of course, and enjoy all the unique offerings of a big city in a small northern setting.