New finance director will help borough better manage accounts

Mayor Steve Prysunka says it’s a priority to better understand all of the borough’s financial accounts, a job that will be easier now that Wrangell has a full-time finance director for the first time since February.

Mason Villarma presented to the assembly at its meeting Tuesday night, explaining that the borough has created too many different fund accounts.

“The analogy is like a hoarder in a house,” the new finance director said. “We’ve created funds every year. There are thousands of accounts. A web that is incomprehensible.”

The accounting would add up the same but be more manageable with...


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