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J.J. Murphy City Manager

Hobbs, New Mexico, USA

J.J. Murphy, City Manager of Hobbs, New Mexico used his management and leadership skills he learned in the US Air Force to help his former city, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, out of financial trouble by implementing a five-year recovery plan. In Hobbs, he managed a $170 million operating budget while delivering a 40% budget surplus. His success in Hobbs adds to his reputation as a responsible financial manager.