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By Dan Rudy 

New Wrangell city manager offically approved


WRANGELL – The Assembly decided in executive session to approve hire of a new, permanent city manager. A contract for candidate Lisa Von Bargen was accepted, with a start date expected later this summer. Rushmore will continue to serve in that position in the interim.

Negotiations on contract terms have been ongoing since Von Bargen was officially selected on April 11. Von Bargen has been the director for community and economic development in Valdez since 2001, and has worked for the city’s Chamber of Commerce and its Convention and Visitors Bureau prior to that.

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