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Daniel Avila -Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Avila Biography

Daniel Avila is the Assistant City Manager/Chief Operations Officer. He is a professional engineer who has made most of his career in city, state, and federal government. He has been in the engineering, construction and management field for about 32 years. He will continue to use his engineering, problem solving and customer service skills to continue to build and manage a growing diverse friendly community.

Before becoming Assistant City Manager, Daniel Avila worked as a resident construction engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration, road and bridge construction engineer for Texas Department of Transportation, design engineer for the City of El Paso, and project engineering and construction manager, chief technical officer then vice president of engineering and operations for the El Paso Water Utilities.

He has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is a native of El Paso, Texas and lived most of his life there before moving to Las Cruces. His emphasis is on customer service, serving the public, and giving back to the community. He enjoys playing tennis and is involved in the church and enjoys doing community projects like “Casas por Cristo”.

Professional Recognition, Memberships & Awards

  • Board of Directors, Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, NM
  • Board of Directors, Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority
  • Board of Directors, Las Cruces Utilities
  • Board of Supervisors, Metro Narcotics Agency
  • ICMA - International City Management Association


  • Phone: (575) 541-2271
    Fax: (575) 541-2077
    Mailing Address: PO Box 20000, Las Cruces, NM 88004