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The City of Tyler has named Edward Broussard as its new city manager. Broussard will

, who left after serving the Rose City for a decade to take an assistant city manager position with the City of Dallas.

The decision was announced following an executive session Tuesday.

“The entire City Council has been extremely involved in the decision,” Mayor Martin Heines said in a release. “We feel confident that we have hired the candidate to meet the unique demands of managing the City of Tyler.”

Broussard is a credentialed manager with the International City/County Management Association. He has more than 19 years of local government experience and most recently served as the City Manager of Missouri City. He also served as City Manager of Hutto from 2005-11, City Manager of Navasota from 2001-05, Assistant City Manager of Woodway from 2000-01, Assistant to the City Manager of College Station from 1997-2000, and as a Management Assistant for the Lubbock City-County Library from 1996-97. Broussard also served as an administrative intern for the City of Lubbock Human Resources Department from 1995-96.

His appointment is set for Feb. 9, 2015. Broussard's salary has been set at $190,000 and his contract includes health benefits.

"I am delighted for Mr. Broussard on his appointment as Tyler City Manager," Heines said in the release. "I look forward to working with him as we continue to our quest to be the standard for performance excellence in local government."

Earlier this month, the city announced a short list of five candidates for the position, including Broussard.

According to interim city manager Susan Guthrie, the City of Tyler received 50 applications from candidates in 17 states with 34 of those having served as city manager or assistant city manger. Candidates were interviewed by the council on Dec. 9.

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