The City of Las Cruces has selected Ikani Taumoepeau to serve as the City's new Assistant City Manager.
Taumoepeau has previously served as City Manager in Clayton, CA; Assistant City Manager in Santa Paula, CA; Deputy City Manager in Morro Bay, CA; and Economic Development Director/Assistant to City Manager in Eagle Mountain, UT.
He brings experience and skills in economic development, budget development, enhancing community engagement, and facilitating community development. He has conducted complex policy and program analysis and worked closely with his previous City Councils, presenting recommendations on various issues. He is also bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.
Taumoepeau earned a Bachelor of Art degree in history with a minor in Spanish and a Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.
Taumoepeau begins working with the City in January 2021.