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Amarillo City Council officially approves hiring of Jared Miller as new city manager

On Tuesday. the Amarillo City Council officially approved the hiring of Jared Miller as the new City Manager. Miller will begin his new job on or before Feb. 20, 2017.

"I am honored and excited.

"All of the things the complimentary words that you can say about a council, about a process. I'm excited to be in Amarillo as part of the organization,

"I'm looking forward to working for the community, for the council and for our team," Miller said.

Miller will recieve an annual base salary of $230,000 plus benefits.

Miller currently leads a San Marcos team of 656 employees and administers an annual budget of $187.1 million. The U.S. Census Bureau has listed San Marcos as the fastest growing city over 50,000 in the nation in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Before going to San Marcos, Miller was the Assistant City Manager for North Richland Hills, a city of 65,000 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Before that he served as City Manager for Snyder from 2005 to 2007 and in Crosbyton from 2003 to 2005. He worked for the South Plains Association of Governments from 2000 to 2003 as a regional services specialist, redistricting coordinator and criminal justice coordinator.

Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Abilene Christian University in 1992, a Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech in 2001 and has worked on a doctorate in Political Science at Texas Tech.

A Reserve Naval Intelligence Officer, Miller has served on the Texas City Management Association Board of Directors, as past president of the West Texas City Management Association, as a member of the International City Management Association, and the American Society for Public Administration.

Miller and his wife Kristin have two sons, Garrett and Grant. An experienced public speaker, Miller was a Youth Minister for a Fort Worth Church from 1997 to 1999. He is an active volunteer, and is interested in current events, reading, computers and technology, sports and working on cars.

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