The day-to-day business of City operations is the responsibility of the city manager, the chief executive officer (CEO), appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The City of Las Cruces is a full service, home-rule city with a Council-Manager form of government.
Duties & Powers
The duties of the City Manager include:
Recommending and implementing the policy direction approved by the mayor and city council, governed by the City of Las Cruces charter.
Administration of city services and programs through effective leadership and management.
Appointing and/or dismissing all department heads.
Other such duties as may be required by ordinance or resolution of the City Council.