Mat-Su Borough Searches For New Manager

Diana Haecker, KTNA – Talkeetna

The search for a new Mat-Su Borough manager has produced a list of 42 applicants. Long time borough manager John Duffy left the post last month and the borough is looking for a replacement.

Acting borough manager Elizabeth Gray says the position is open until filled and the borough is still accepting applications.

She says it’s up to the Assembly to decide whether or not to hire a new manager before the October elections in which Mat-Su voters will decide if they want to change the way the borough is managed.  Currently, a borough manager oversees the borough’s day-to-day operations. Assemblyman Mark Ewing proposed in May that the borough should switch to a strong-mayor form of government where the mayor would play a larger role in daily business decisions of the borough.

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