El Paso, Texas—The City Council approved to authorize the Mayor to execute an amendment to City Manager Tommy Gonzalez’s contract to extend his employment agreement for five years, until 2029.

Additionally, the City Manager advised the City of Frisco’s headhunters that he is withdrawing his name from Frisco’s search.

“I am overwhelmed with the support I have received from the community, our employees, and the City Council. With this in mind, I have removed myself from the City Manager search in Frisco, Texas,” said Gonzalez. “I’m committed to El Paso. We’re not finished here.”

Last week, published reports had Gonzalez among three others as finalists for the City Manager position in Frisco, Texas.

As with previous contracts, the City Manager is required to maintain a residency in El Paso. Gonzalez and his wife have lived in El Paso since 2014.

According to city officials, there was a false claim stated during a recording of a recent news program during which it was stated that the City Manager does not live in El Paso.

City officials sent a release that stated, in part, “The City Manager has and remains in compliance with his contract’s residency requirements since 2014.”

Gonzalez retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving 22 years in the U.S. Army. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the University of Texas in Austin.

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