FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Citing differences in philosophy and management style, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Rhonda Boyles asked for the resignation of her chief of staff Wednesday.
Nadine Hargesheimer, who has been Boyles' chief of staff since spring, will leave her post Feb. 1.
Hargesheimer would not comment on why she was asked to leave. She has worked for the borough for 10 years and worked as a special assistant to former mayors Jim Sampson and Hank Hove before Boyles was elected and promoted her.
Boyles said she will put together a search committee to help look for a new chief of staff. It's one of two positions the mayor can hire and fire at will.
Hargesheimer is the second chief of staff to leave the post under Boyles. Ralph Malone retired from the borough months after Boyles took office in 2000.
Boyles said one of the differences between the two women that caused problems had to do with organization. Boyles described herself as ''an organizational freak.''
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