Twenty apply to be next borough manager
The Haines Borough has received 20 applications for the manager position, which will be vacated by Mark Earnest Tuesday.
Some applicants list their current addresses from as far away as Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Unanderra, Australia. Three list Alaska addresses: Seldovia, Unalaska, and Anchorage.
A handful of the applicants have master’s degrees in public administration, and some have considerable municipal experience. Others have never worked in municipal government and received little to no formal education after high school.
The borough assembly, which makes the hire, opted against hiring a recruitment firm to help with the hire and advertised the job only on websites.
The assembly met at 6 p.m. Wednesday to screen and review the applications. A story including that meeting will be published in next week’s CVN.