The Vale City Council selected Todd Fuller as the next city manager Tuesday night. (The Enterprise/File).

This story has been updated with quotes from the Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando.

VALE - Vale City Councilor Todd Fuller will step away from his political duties to become the next city manager.

The Vale City Council selected Fuller to fill the city’s top slot Tuesday night.

The unanimous decision by the council means Fuller will resign his council post and begin work as city manager March 1.

Fuller will replace Katy Lamb. She has been serving as interim city manager since July after then-city manager Russ Kirkpatrick resigned.

Lamb said Fuller was one of 10 who applied for the position.

“We interviewed five,” said Lamb.

Fuller, a longtime Vale resident, was appointed to the council in 2019 and was elected in November.

Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando said Fuller has "the management skills and he knows the positon."

"I am happy with the decision. Todd has a vision for Vale to progress but not change," said Vialpando.

Previous coverage:

Vale City Council tabs Lamb to fill in as city manager quits

Vale city Manager resigns

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