City Manager


The day-to-day business of City operations is the responsibility of the city manager, the chief executive officer (CEO), appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The City of Las Cruces is a full service, home-rule city with a Council-Manager form of government.

Duties & Powers

The duties of the City Manager include:

  • Recommending and implementing the policy direction approved by the mayor and city council, governed by the City of Las Cruces charter.
  • Administration of city services and programs through effective leadership and management.
  • Appointing and/or dismissing all department heads.
  • Other such duties as may be required by ordinance or resolution of the City Council.