The city of Manchester could soon have a new police chief.
The Union Leader reports Mayor Ted Gatsas has nominated Assistant Police Chief Nick Willard to lead the department.
If aldermen approve the nomination, Willard would replace Chief David Mara, who announced earlier this month that he will retire at the end of June.
If he gets the job, Willard has already agreed to move to the city within 180 days.
He’s been with the Manchester Police Department for more than two decades, starting as a patrol officer in 1992.