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Borough offers parks and rec director job to Washington applicant


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Chandra Thornburg accepted the offer for the Petersburg Borough Parks and Recreation Director position.

The Petersburg Borough held a community meet and greet for two Parks and Recreation director applicants at the community gym Tuesday evening.

Chandra Thornburg from Seattle, Wash. and Melanie McElroy from Atlanta, Ga. were the two finalists.

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht toured the two around town Tuesday and conducted interviews Wednesday afternoon. The position was ultimately offered to Thornburg and she accepted.

Thornburg, 35, works for a city in Washington and has been working in recreation for the past 18 years.

"Recreation is really my love," Thornburg said. "I love...

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