800 Municipal Dr.
Farmington, NM 87401
The City Manager performs the duties of Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Farmington as defined by state statutes and the Municipal Code. The City Manager serves as policy advisor to the Mayor and Council and provides leadership, coordination, and management for the affairs of the City to ensure effective community services.
Robert "Rob" Mayes, City Manager
Rob grew up in the midwest; graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a B.S. in Youth Services followed by a Master of Arts in Religion. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration through New Mexico Highlands University. Rob and his family call Farmington "home" since moving here in 1998.
Mr. Mayes has had a long professional career focusing on organizational leadership working in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors.
Rob ventured into public service in 2006 assisting the City of Farmington's long-time City Manager Bob Hudson and was soon formally promoted to Assistant City Manager. He served as Interim City Manager for two extended transition periods after Mr. Hudson's retirement in 2007 before being appointed as City Manager in April 2008. He is actively involved in the community and serves on the following boards and commissions:
Air New Mexico Partnership, Inc. (ANMPI)
Farmington Chamber of Commerce
The Salvation Army
San Juan Economic Development Services (SJEDS)
San Juan Safe Communities Initiative (SJSCI)
Totah Behavioral Health Authority (TBHA)
Tres Rios (National High School Finals Rodeo)
Rob is also a member of ICMA (International City/County Managers Association) and the New Mexico City Management Association through the New Mexico Municipal League.