Bruce Swingle, if he accepts the contract that is soon to be drawn up, will become the new city manager of Truth or Consequences.
The T or C City Commission went into executive session at 10:27 a.m. today to discuss whom among five finalists should be offered the position. The commissioners came out of executive session at 11:48 a.m.
In the following open session, Commissioner Frances Luna made the motion to hire Swingle. It carried unanimously.
A second motion to have the city attorney draw up a contract for Swingle was also passed, according to City Clerk Angela Torres.
Swingle was not immediately available for comment.
Update: Bruce Swingle, in a 3 p.m. interview today with the Sun, said he was contacted earlier today by the city and offered the job of city manager.
“I was asked some questions about the contract, which I answered, and we’ll see what they come up with. The devil is always in the details,” Swingle said, indicating the contract will determine if he accepts the job.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to join the city’s team,” he said. “There are a lot of issues to deal with and it’s going to take the city staff, county commission and citizens to pull things around. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the residents.”
The Sun changed the headline of this article to emphasize Swingle’s hiring is contingent on his acceptance of the city’s contract.