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Miller Named Sole Finalist, Expected to be Hired as New City Manager

Jared Miller, of San Marcos, is expected to become Amarillo's next City Manager.

The news, which was first reported by ABC 7 Amarillo, was confirmed by the City of Amarillo today. According to a statement from City officials, after a long consideration, the City Council directed Strategic Government Resources and Amarillo's city attorney to discuss terms of employment with Miller. Negotiations have concluded, and Miller has been named the final candidate for the job.

Miller was chosen for the job, after being named one of five finalists in contention for the job. Bob Cowell, of Amarillo, Mark L. McDaniel, of Dallas, Ronald Olson, of Corpus Christi, and James Twombly of Tulsa were also chosen as finalists. Amarillo residents recently had a chance to meet the finalists during a reception held at the Amarillo Civic Center, on Monday night.

Miller, who currently serves as city manager of San Marcos, holds a bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and a master's degree from Texas Tech University. Miller has served as a member of the board of directors for the Texas City Management Association, and president of the West Texas City Management Association.

Miller is expected to take office on February 20th, if approved by the Amarillo City Council during their meeting on January 17th.

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