Stuart C. Ed - City Manager
In fall of 2016, the City Council selected Stuart C. Ed to manage the everyday operations of the City.
Ed is the sole employee of the City Council and his responsibilities include the $373.5 million annual budget and 1,366 full time employees.
Prior to being named City Manager, Mr. Ed held a position as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of El Paso. He began his city government career in 1995 in our neighboring city of El Paso as a Grant Technician. In the next few years, he had advanced to hold positions as a Grants Planner and Senior Grants Planner. In October of 2002, Ed became the Assistant Director of El Paso’s Sun Metro public transportation system. As time passed, Ed changed departments to include positions with the Police Department as Director of Administrative Services and ending his time with El Paso as General Services Director. In this position, he would spend the most time with the El Paso city government, at more than five and a half years.
Prior to public service within El Paso city government, Ed served in the United States Army as an Officer. His military career spanned nearly nine years. There he was a graduate of Airborne, Ranger, and Air Assault Schools.
Ed graduated from New Mexico State University with a Master of Public Administration degree in 2002 and he had previously received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Arizona in 1986.
With his background in various careers and locations with the military, Ed feels he can bring a broad range of leadership skills and experience to the City. He spends a lot of time outdoors and says he enjoys the food, culture, and weather of the desert southwest.