There are 10 applicants for Skagway’s next Borough Manager. The Assembly will consider the prospective leaders at a regular meeting Thursday. KHNS’s Abbey Collins has a rundown of the applicants.
John Ardaugh is a lawyer, currently of counsel at Fahey and Associates in Chicago, IL. According to his resume, before that, he was a managing partner and principal at a firm, where he worked with municipal and governmental clients.
Another applicant is Warren Brown. According to his resume, he’s currently Director of Human Resources, Loss Prevention and Revenue Enhancement in Huron County, Ohio. He has experience as a township manager and county administrator in Michigan and Ohio.
Yolanda Clark also applied. She’s a support associate for Macy’s in Seattle, and has worked as a seasonal campaign worker and customer service representative.
The assembly will also review the application of Michael Cleghorn. His resume says he’s currently the Public Works Director in Copperas Cove, Texas. Prior to that, he worked as the Director of Solid Waste Services in Killeen, Texas.
David Milliron is currently City Manager in Hogansville, Georgia. He’s held the same position in two other Georgia cities.
Another applicant comes from Washington. Roxanne Murphy is currently a councilmember at-large on the Bellingham City Council. Most recently, she was Assistant to the General Manager and Youth Director for the Noosack Indian Tribe. Murphy has worked in community relations for the Woodland Park Zoo and the City of Tacoma.
Also in the list of applicants is Phillipp Robinette. Robinette is currently a government consultant and grant writer in Church Hill, Tennessee. He has a background in policing and emergency management, and has held chief of police positions in several communities, including Togiak, Alaska.
Daniel Shea is another applicant with Alaska experience. Most recently he held a position as community development director for the city of Abilene, Kansas. That job ended in 2016, according to his resume.
Before that, Shea served as economic director of the economic development council in Kingman County, Kansas. He has experience in city planning and worked for four years as the planning director for the city of Bethel, AK.
Harry Staven also has Alaska experience on his resume. Staven has worked as a city administrator and finance director. That experience includes a city administrator and planning position in Hoonah.
Finally, Dennis Sparks is a management and aviation consultant. He worked in public administration as a city manager in Silsbee, Texas. He’s also worked as a county administrator and village manager.
From these applicants, the assembly will select the candidates it wants to officially apply for the position. Those applications will be due Sept. 14. The assembly will move forward from there.
KHNS will have more on these applicants as the assembly reviews their credentials.
Earlier this year, Scott Hahn left his position as Skagway’s manager. He was hired in 2014.
Also on the Assembly’s agenda for its next regular meeting is a discussion of the construction of a floating dock in Skagway’s port.
The meeting is Thursday at 7 p.m. in Assembly Chambers. You can listen live through a link on our website, KHNS.org.