The Las Cruces City Council invites residents to attend a community reception to meet the top two finalists for the city manager position. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at City Hall, 700 N Main St.
At the reception the top two finalists for the city manager position will introduce themselves and interact informally with attendees. Residents and other interested people will have the opportunity to meet the finalists and provide the City Council with feedback on their impressions of the candidates.
Five finalists will be interviewed on Tuesday, March 17 by a panel consisting of the Mayor and City Council, a stakeholder panel, and a panel of City of Las Cruces department directors.The Mayor and City Council will select the top two finalists on that day. The two finalists will then meet with the City Council on March 18, followed by the community reception.
The City of Las Cruces operates under the council-manager form of government. The manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief administrative officer, implements Council policies, provides organizational leadership for department directors and employees, and oversees the day-to-day business of government operations.
The Novak Consulting Group has facilitated the City Manager recruitment process, which has resulted in a total of 103 applicants.