El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez has been named a finalist for the city manager position in the City of Frisco, Texas. The Frisco City Council today announced its four finalists and expects to name a new city manager by month’s end.

“The ‘next steps’ for finalists include a tour of the city and initial interviews with members of the Frisco City Council,” a press release from the City of Frisco on its website states. “Finalists will attend a ‘meet and greet’ with city department directors. Candidates will also meet with a group of community stakeholders, who represent education, business and development, civic organizations, and the city’s public-private partnerships, to name a few.”

Other finalists for the job include Dallas Assistant City Manager Majed Al-Ghafry, Frisco Deputy City Manager Ron Patterson and Town of Addison City Manager Wesley Pierson.

Frisco has a population of about 215,000 and the city employs about 1,300 people, the press release states.

Gonzalez first came to El Paso in June 2014, replacing Joyce Wilson, who was El Paso’s first city manager. Gonzalez base salary started at $239,000 when he was first hired. His salary is now at $404,377.

An item on Monday’s El Paso City Council agenda called for legal consultation regarding the city manager’s annual performance evaluation. No action was taken.

Gonzalez previously worked as the city manager in Irving, Texas.

El Paso native Cindy Ramirez has spent most of her career in journalism, with some stints in public and media relations and military reporting. She's covered everything from education to local government...

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