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.
David Rodriguez was appointed the Interim City Manager position in March, 2021. He is the Chief of Police of the Lovington Police Department. He has been employed with the Lovington Police Department for 16 years. During his employment he has worked in the capacities of Patrolman, Corporal, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Administrative Lieutenant. He has volunteered his time to the community in multiple capacities. He has served as past board members for the City of Lovington Personnel Board, Estacado Credit Union Board, and Lea Community Foundation for the Arts. He is currently an active Board member for Nor-Lea General Hospital, and he has volunteered his work in projects and groups within the city that improve the community for present and future generations.
David Rodriguez, Interim City Manager
214 S. Love St.
Lovington, NM 88260