Borough officials talk new hospital, marine projects during D.C. meetings


Photo courtesy of Steve Giesbrecht

Borough officials met with Rep. Mary Peltola and presented her with a tasty treat from home-smoked salmon-during their visit to Washington D.C. last week. From left: Mayor Mark Jensen, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht, Rep. Mary Peltola, Seb O'Kelly, Assembly Member Thomas Fine-Walsh, and Assembly Member Scott Newman.

During Monday's Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting, Mayor Mark Jensen and Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave a report on the borough's trip to Washington D.C. last week.

Jensen, Giesbrecht, and Assembly Members Thomas Fine-Walsh and Scott Newman visited the capital to meet with Petersburg's federal delegation, lobbyists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and other agencies about major local projects.

"We had a pretty busy schedule. Overall, I felt, a good trip," Jensen said.

Giesbrecht later added, "I think they were good meetings, you know, accomplished a lot...

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