SANTA FE — Mayor Alan Webber said Tuesday that he is nominating his current chief of staff, Jarel LaPan Hill, to serve as interim city manager.
The appointment is subject to the consent of the City Council, which will hold a special meeting on Monday for that purpose.
The mayor said that LaPan Hill will serve in the position until someone else is hired to replace current city manager Erik Litzenberg, who is stepping down on Friday to become Santa Fe County fire chief.
“I have a lot of confidence in Jarel, having her as my chief of staff for the last 18 months,” Webber said in a phone interview. “She combines a sense of local pride and commitment and has the skills and capacity to serve at the highest level of city government.”