DOÑA ANA COUNTY MAKES JOB OFFER TO LUNA COUNTY MANAGER

DOÑA ANA COUNTY MAKES JOB OFFER TO LUNA COUNTY MANAGER

At a special meeting Friday morning, July 14, 2000, the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners made an employment offers to Scott Vinson asking him to be the next Doña Ana county manager. Vinson accepted the offer in principle subject to further contract negotiations.
Vinson has been Luna County manager since 1993. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from New Mexico State University in government and personnel administration, respectively. In addition to his tenure in Luna County, he also has served as county manager in Lea County from 1989 to 1993, and he was an adjunct professor of government, philosophy and history at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs from 1988 to 1993.
The board also conducted a second interview with Malcolm ‘Mack’ Wilson, who had applied for both the manager’s position and the assistant manager’s position in Doña Ana County. Wilson currently is budget director at El Paso Community College, a position he has held since June of 1998. Wilson is a former city division manager of Long Beach, Calif. (1995-98), a former City of Long Beach analyst (1987-95) and a former public services director for the West Texas Council of Governments (1985-87).
“We’re hopeful our contract negotiations with Mr. Vinson will be successful,” Garza said. “From the commission’s perspective, this arrangement will work well for Doña Ana County.”
Garza added that the board believed all six finalists for the county manager’s position – Vinson, Wilson, Don Brooks, Andy Kissner, Thomas Stewart and Gary Jackson – were impressive and knowledgeable.
“This was a hard choice,” he said. “But each of us on the commission feels we made the right decision, and we’re confident that the taxpayers of Doña Ana County will agree with us when they see the level of work Mr. Vinson can perform.”
For more information, call the Doña Ana County Public Information Office at (505) 647-7229.