September, 2014

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After Two Years, JJ Murphy Have Two Words…”Thank You”

It has been two years since I was fortunate enough to be hired as your City Manager. This community has fully embraced my family and I. The transition could not have gone better because of the people of Hobbs who took me in and made me feel part of our community’s growing family.

As I reflect, I came in at a time while our economy was steadily increasing and our fiscally conservative commission was committed to grow responsibly. The people who live, work and play in Hobbs are fortunate to be represented by civic leaders who are active, ask a lot of questions and push the staff to develop new ideas to make Hobbs better every day. I have lived all over the country and I have never served for or lived in a community with a more diverse, passionate commission.

The city staff I work with every day is dedicated to improving our community.

I will continue to work with the staff and the Commission to focus on our main priorities of adding more housing, increasing public safety, investing in infrastructure improvements and improving the quality of life amenities.

I feel blessed that my family feels welcomed here as well. We are proud to call Hobbs home. I am inspired daily to make a positive difference and I look forward to our bright future.

One of my inspirational quotes from Rosamund Zander states, “When leadership is defined not as a position you hold, but as a way of being, you discover that you can lead from wherever you are.” I am proud to lead right here in the City of Hobbs.

By: J.J. Murphy, Hobbs City Manger