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New City Manager Named in Alpine

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NewsWest 9

ALPINE - The City of Alpine has a new city manager.

Erik Zimmer was named to the position on Tuesday night.

The city's last city manager, Chuy Garcia, was fired amid a financial scandal in town.

Zimmer says he's ready to take on the challenge of winning the city's trust.

"To restore the confidence of the citizens of Alpine. So that's absolutely the number one priority for me. The second piece is because we lost a lot of our top leadership within the city, replace the city manager, you have an interim finance director, an interim utilities director, hiring and selecting the right people in those roles. It's just critical," Zimmer told NewsWest 9.

Zimmer worked as a corporate development consultant and has 19 years of experience in sales and operations.