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By Dan Rudy 

Von Bargen chosen as new borough manager, OKs sand for water filters


April 13, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

At right, Lisa Von Bargen meets with residents during a planned meet and greet for manager candidates at the Stikine Inn on April 5. Von Bargen was confirmed as Wrangell's newest manager in a late-night meeting of the Assembly on Tuesday.

The Wrangell Borough Assembly chose its new city manager on Tuesday, bringing to an end a search to replace recently retired manager Jeff Jabusch.

Lisa Von Bargen, currently the community and economic development director for Valdez, was chosen for the position after meeting with residents and city staff last week. She has served in that capacity since 2001, and before that had served five years with the Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau as its director and tourism manager.

Continuing its conversation from the previous week (see Water story on Page 12), the Assembly approved a revised r...

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