Las Cruces City Council picks Texas man as new city manager

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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