LAS CRUCES, N.M. -

The Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners selected Julia T. Brown as the County Manager. 

Brown was selected from a finalist field of five candidates during a commission meeting this morning. 

Brown replaces Brian Haines who resigned due to illness.  Haines was replaced by Sue Padilla on an interim basis. 

Padilla applied for the position only to pull out before the five finalists were named