The Las Cruces City Council has selected five finalists from a short list of nine to continue through the selection process for city manager.
The five finalists are:
Estrella Escobar, Former Senior Advisor to the President, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas; Gary Halbert, City Manager, City of Chula Vista, California; Jose Madrigal, Consultant, Former Deputy City Manager, City of McKinney, Texas; Gregory Martin, Village Administrator, Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico; Ifo Pili, City Administrator, City of Eagle Mountain City, Utah.
The council’s action followed two special meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, one held in closed session.
The next steps will include a review of recorded statements from the finalists on July 7 and virtual interviews on July 21 and 22.