Bob Gallagher, former chairman of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents, been named the interim city manager for the city of Sunland Park.

After a closed session Tuesday night to discuss his appointment, Mayor Javier Perea cast the tie-breaking vote to offer the position to Gallagher who has not indicated that he is interested in the position on a permanent basis.

Councilors Giove, Avila, de los Santos voted in favor of the hire while councilors Santos, Carrillo, Jayme voted not to hire Gallagher. The mayor, who can vote only in case of a tie, provided the the decision-making vote.
Mr. Gallagher may be reached at (575) 589-7565 x 1007 or by email at: