Among the five finalists
for the city manager's job selected by the Kodiak City Council at
Tuesday evening's work session was one resident of Kodiak. Aimee Kniaziowski
(Kenya-JOW-ski) has been living in Kodiak for about 14 months, but is a 35-year
resident of the state.
KMXT's Erik Wander has more.
Kniaziowski was the
assistant city manager in Dutch Harbor from 1999 to 2007 when she moved to
Kodiak. She says her 35 years living in the state has resulted in an
understanding of how state and local governments function. She also said she
would bring a unique skills set to the job.
1 50 sec. "I really enjoy working ... when
Kniaziowski said she's familiar
with a lot of the issues the city council will face, both in the short-term and
long-term, and said her background will help her make significant contributions
as city manager.
2 45 sec. "One of the things I know ... in
Kniaziowski said she
understands that fisheries provide the backbone of Kodiak's economy and an
understanding or fisheries issues is critical to serving in the post of city
3 45 sec. "Kodiak is truly a fisheries ... economy
Kniaziowski has a
bachelor's degree from the University
of Alaska Fairbanks in
rural development with a specialty in community organization and development.
She also has several years of experience in human resource management and served
on the Unalaska City Council. The other selected finalists include David Fuqua
(Foo-quh) of Oklahoma, Timothy Rooney, also of
Alaskans David Richards of Hoonah and Rich Walker of Kotzebue. I'm Erik Wander.