San Marcos city manager named finalist for Amarillo job


San Marcos City Manager Jared Miller has been named one of five finalists for the same job in the city of Amarillo.

“Amarillo is a unique opportunity because of my connections to both Amarillo and West Texas, the Panhandle,” Miller said.

Miller said he has an “extensive family network” in the Amarillo area.Jared Miller

The city of Amarillo will conduct interviews with the finalists Jan. 9-10. Miller said he expects a decision to be made shortly after.

Miller joined the city Jan. 6, 2014 with an annual salary of $172,500.

Miller’s early city management experience includes stints in Snyder and Crosbyton, two cities in West Texas. From 2007-14, Miller served as City Manager of North Richland Hills in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Miller said if he is not selected he will keep his options open. He may or may not look for opportunities outside the city of San Marcos.

“That would take a lot of speculation,” Miller said. “It’s not every day that an opportunity that is a [such a good]fit comes up.”

Miller said he is proud of the work the City Council has accomplished, and he is confident they will get a lot done in 2017.

“It’s one of those deals where I would potentially be leaving a wonderful community and going to another wonderful community.”

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Brett Thorne reported on education, business, economic development and city government in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda from 2012 to 2017. Thorne attended Texas State University in San Marcos, where he graduated in 2010. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2012 and was promoted to editor in 2013.
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