Tucumcari city manager applies for Lincoln County position

Freedom New Mexico

Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Friday confirmed she has applied for the Lincoln County Manager position.

“This is in no way a resignation on my part,” Rose said. “I am merely keeping my options open.”

Rose is one of 19 applicants for the position, said Billie-Jo Guevara with Lincoln County Human Resources.

Guevara said Lincoln County Commissioners will meet in executive session to review the applications for county manager.

The commissioners will meet again in executive session on Tuesday to decide which applicants are finally invited for interview, Guevara said.

Rose said she informed the Tucumcari City Commissioners of her application for the manager’s position on Thursday. Rose said her position as city manager is an at-will appointed position.

“Because of my at-will status I will always look for opportunities and have a contingency plan,” Rose said. “I have applied for positions in the Ruidoso area, however, I am not unhappy in my position at Tucumcari.”