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12/5/03

Take a Closer Look at the Three Manager Finalists

Friday afternoon, Lubbock City Council members concluded their interviews with Lubbock City Manager hopefuls and narrowed the list to three:

Rickey Childers of Longview, Tommy Gonzalez of Lubbock, and William Pupo of Surprise, Arizona, have made the short list. Mark Watson of Temple was cut from the list.

Lubbock Mayor Marc McDougal said Friday he expects to name the sole finalist within 10 days.

Rickey C. Childers

  • City Manager of Longview since March 1999
  • Deputy City Manager for the City of Arlington for 5 years
  • Assistant City Manager for the City of Carrollton for 5 years
  • Assistant City Manager for the City of Abilene for 4 years
  • Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Lubbock for 8 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Tulsa
  • Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University

Tommy Gonzalez

  • Interim City Manager for the City of Lubbock since March 2003
  • Assistant City Manager for the City of Lubbock for 3 years
  • Ports-to-Plains President for 2 years
  • Managing Director of Civic Services for the City of Lubbock for 3 years
  • International Liaison Officer in Bosnia for 1 year with the Army Reserve
  • Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern New Mexico University
  • Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University

William A. Pupo

  • City Manager of Surprise, Arizona for 3 years
  • City Manager for the City of Spokane, Washington for 2 years
  • Acting City Manager for the City of Spokane for 6 months
  • Assistant City Manager for the City of Spokane for 14 years
  • Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Spokane for 5 years
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University
  • Master of Business Administration from Gonzaga University
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