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City manager Ifo Pili earns high marks in first annual review


Mayor Ken Miyagishima said the Las Cruces City Council is very pleased with the performance of City Manager Ifo Pili.

The mayor and council conducted Pili’s first-ever annual performance evaluation Oct. 26. Pili became city manager Sept. 8, 2020.

“I wish to congratulate Ifo Pili for earning high marks during his first annual evaluation as city manager,” Miyagishima said. “Running a city is extremely challenging. In addition, coming from a different state with different rules, makes it even more challenging.”

City council noted Pili’s strong leadership and communication skills, adaptability and dedication in his evaluation.

“Ifo has been able to navigate the ship, provide the city council with a nearly half-a-billion-dollar budget, and earn the city the title of ninth best run city in the nation,” Miyagishima added.

As city manager, Pili is the city council’s sole employee. All other city employees report to the city manager. Currently, Pili oversees 1,512 full-time employees and an adopted fiscal year 2021-22 budget of $499,632,525.

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