COPPERAS COVE -- The Copperas Cove City Council has named Ryan Haverlah as city manager, ending a search that lasted nearly a year and a half.
The council met in executive session to discuss candidates for the position for nearly three hours on Tuesday. The process of selecting finalists for the position was conducted mainly behind closed doors, during executive sessions held over the last few weeks. The only signal that the council was close to making a decision was a post on the website of recruitment firm Strategic Government Resources. The company posted several weeks ago that finalists had been named for the position, but there was no public announcement of those selections by the city council.