Las Cruces City Council picks Texas man as new city manager

Las Cruces
Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – The Las Cruces City Council has selected a new city manager.

Council members on Monday picked Stuart Ed of El Paso, Texas over two other candidates.

The City Council is scheduled to consider a formal resolution selecting Ed as city manager at its Oct. 3 meeting.

His start date is subject to an employment contract to be negotiated.

The other out-of-town candidate was Daniel Biles, deputy county manager-infrastructure in Alabama’s Jefferson County.

A third candidate was David Dollahon, who currently serves as assistant Las Cruces city manager/chief administrative officer.

Ed most recently served as president/CEO of Goodwill Industries of El Paso, Inc.

The city manager of Las Cruces oversees the day-to-day management of city government, which includes a $374 million annual budget and more than 1,360 full-time employees.

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