The San Marcos City Council has named Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse as the sole finalist to be the new city manager.
After meeting for two hours in executive session Tuesday night, the City Council gave direction in public session to consultant Kay Stroman of The Stroman Group, LLC, to begin negotiations with Nuse on a proposed employment contract.
No formal action was taken by the City Council. After the negotiation process is completed, the city council will vote on the appointment at a regular meeting, possibly on Oct. 5 or Oct. 19, Mayor Susan Narvaiz said.
The other two candidates under consideration were Kilgore City Manager Jeffrey Howell and Peoria, Ill. City Manager Scott Moore. Stroman received 67 applications for the post after a national search.
The city council interviewed five semi-finalists on Sept. 14-15 and held a public meet and greet with Nuse, Moore and Howell on Sept. 22. The city council received written comments from attendees that were utilized in narrowing the field to Mr. Nuse.