City Manager

Welcome to the City Manager's Office


The mission of the City Manager's Office is to provide professional leadership while facilitating a dynamic process through strategic planning, meaningful assessment, and thoughtful strategic decision-making.

This process is inclusive of all City Council members and city staff in order to facilitate continuous improvement in the administration of city policies while facilitating growth in a systematic and planned approach. 

The position of City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council and is the administrative officer for the City.


  • Enforce and carry out all ordinances, rules and regulations enacted by the City Council.
  • Employ and discharge all persons engaged in the administrative service of the City
  • Prepare and submit an annual budget to the City Council.
  • Make recommendations to the City Council on all matters concerning the welfare of the municipality.
  • The City Manager shall have a seat, but no vote, at every meeting of the City Council.

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City Hall
100 W 1st St
Portales, NM 88130
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  • Phone: (575) 356-6662 x 1024
  • Fax: (575) 356-3158
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