VERNON, TX (KAUZ) - Come mid-May the city of Vernon will have a new city manager.
Interim City Manager Joe Pence confirmed the city commission selected Martin Mangum of Somerville, Texas to take over.
Mangum was up against one other candidate, John Dean of Pilot Point, Texas, for the job.
Pence said the commission felt that Mangum's more than 18 years of city management experience Somerville and Little Field, Texas made him a perfect for the job.
The search for a permanent city manager has been ongoing since September 2016 when Joe Jarosek resigned.
Mangum will take his post on May 22nd.