City of Laredo names Joseph Neeb as city manager

Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 7:09 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tx (KGNS) - After a year without a city manager, the City of Laredo has picked the candidate best suited for the position.

Council spent more than two hours in executive session discussing the decision and out of the three finalists, Joseph Neeb was chosen as Laredo’s City Manager.

Each finalists had a 90-minute interview and two rounds of questions with City Council.

After that council went into executive session for roughly two and a half hours.

Finally, when it was time to vote, Joseph Neeb received six out of eight votes from council.

Councilmember Melissa Cigarroa proposed to table the discussion and have more time to think about the decision.

On the other hand councilmember Dr. Tyler King said he is convinced that they made the right decision.

“It was more of wanting to weigh my decision more carefully, and in my opinion, I wanted to go back and see the interviews again,” said Cigarroa. “I wanted to look at my notes, I took extensive notes during this process. And there just simply hasn’t been enough time to do that.”

“What stood out from Mr. Neeb is that I got the impression he was going to be 100% here for Laredo. He seemed to really fall in love with our community, and it seemed like our staff did as well. He’s also credentialed. It’s not just hearts and feelings, he’s very well credentialed,” said Dr. King.

As we’ve reported Joseph Neeb has 25 years of experience in public service.

He has extensive experience as city manager.

His most recent position is city manager of Roswell, New Mexico from 2017 to 2025.

According to Mr. Neeb, he said the community of Laredo can rest assure that he is here to stay.

He said he commits to his employer, and it is very hard to scare him off.

The next step is for council to meet and finalize the contract with Neeb.

His start date will also be decided then.

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