COMMISSION’S CHOICE FOR MANAGER, DAVID WOLF, RESCINDS ACCEPTANCE

COMMISSION’S CHOICE FOR MANAGER, DAVID WOLF, RESCINDS ACCEPTANCE

David Wolf, the man selected by the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners as the next county manager, has rescinded his acceptance of the job.
County Commission Chairman Carlos E. Garza said Wolf called this morning to notify the commission that he had reconsidered and made the decision to stay in Los Alamos. Garza said that although Wolf strongly considered the county’s $90,000 offer, his wife’s salary, his family’s ties to Los Alamos and a fresh opportunity to buy an existing business in Los Alamos persuaded him to stay where he is. Wolf currently earns $85,000 each year as a group leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Garza said he and the rest of the commissioners wish Wolf well in his future. His decision, however, leaves the commission with several options to discuss.
“We have a lot on our plate right now, and we are extremely fortunate to have Judy Price serving in an interim capacity as county manager for us,” Garza said. “Her leadership and knowledge of the county give the commission plenty of time to deliberate about this situation carefully.”
Price said she is willing to serve in the interim capacity “for as long as the commissioners need me to be here.”
Garza said he has spoken by telephone with each of the other commissioners and a decision has been made to wait “at least a week” before making any further movement or announcements related to the county manager’s position.