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EDINBURG, Texas – During the April 19th, 2022 regularly scheduled Edinburg City Council meeting, the Mayor and Council named Myra L. Ayala as Edinburg’s next City Manager. Ayala has been serving as the city’s Interim City Manager since March 1, 2022. She was first hired by the city of Edinburg in August of 1998 and has served in multiple capacities including Senior Secretary, Records Supervisor, Director of Business Operations & Marketing for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, and City Secretary.
Ayala was selected following a comprehensive search that began in early January, where the Council sought the assistance of an executive recruiting firm, Strategic Government Resources. Previously, the city of Edinburg utilized SGR’s services to conduct a nationwide search for its Chief of Police.
An estimated 25 candidates, some local to Rio Grande Valley and some as far as Minnesota, applied for the opportunity to be named the next Edinburg City Manager.
“We were impressed with the pool of qualified applicants we received for the position,” said Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza Jr., “I’m confident we have selected the right individual for the job-someone that embodies the same core values as our residents. A person of integrity, compassion, and dedication to serving the public.”
Myra L. Ayala has been serving the citizens of Edinburg for more than 20 years. An official offer of employment will be extended to Ms. Ayala in the coming days. Her official start date as City Manager will be determined once the terms of her contract are finalized.