The City Manager bears the duties and responsibilities of the day-to-day administration and management of the City’s functions and services for the citizens. The Manager works under the framework of a Manager/Commission form of government; wherein the Commission acts as a policy development body that provides general direction to the Manager. All Departments report to the Manager and receive guidance and direction from him/her on day-to-day operations, future planning, financing, personnel, procurement, grants management, risk management, economic development, special projects and other duties as assigned or accepted.
James Williams is the City Manager for the City of Lovington. James has worked for the City for over 25 years and has been serving the public as manager since July of 2012. Prior to transitioning to City Manager, James worked at the Fire Department. He has a reputation as a strong, progressive leader that has fostered a culture of professional growth, employee safety and wellness, as well as developing and implementing plans to improve the community. James leads a staff of 148 employees that provide a full complement of municipal services. Williams and his wife Michelle live in Lovington and have two children. They are both dedicated to the community and are proud to call it home.
James R. Williams, City Manager
214 S. Love St.
Lovington, NM 88260