By Dan Rudy 

New city manager due mid-July


A new borough manager for Wrangell will be arriving in the middle of July.

Lisa Von Bargen was selected from a pool of candidates by the City and Borough Assembly earlier in April, finally hired following several weeks of negotiations over terms. She 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.

“I was born in Anchorage. My father was transferred to Valdez when I was eight,” Von Bargen explained. Graduating high school in Valdez, she received her...

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