JUNEAU -- City Tourism Director Maria Gladziszewski will move to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. as its communications director.
Gladziszewski will replace Jim Kelly, who retired at the end of November, said Bob Bartholomew, chief operating officer for the corporation.
Gladziszewski has worked for the city for the past two years, handling tourism issues -- including the development of the city's long-range tourism plan -- and special projects for the city manager's office.
Before that, she was a legislative analyst and manager of Legislative Research Services for the state Legislature.
"I'm looking forward to it," she said. "It's a liaison between the permanent fund and the Legislature, the media and the public. There are a lot of duties during the session with legislators ... and working with the board of trustees on what information needs to get out."
The position also is a part of the corporation's management team, Bartholomew said.
The corporation handles the investment of permanent fund assets, while the state Department of Revenue administers the dividend program, he said.
Gladziszewski's last day with the city is Jan. 24.
She plans to start work with the permanent fund on Jan. 27, she said.
Gladziszewski made $64,000 as the city's tourism director, according to this year's city budget. She will make $74,000 as communications director for the permanent fund, Bartholomew said.
Interim City Manager John MacKinnon said he and Deputy City Manager Donna Pierce have decided to hold off on filling the tourism director's position. Tourism and other issues that Gladziszewski handled will be divided among other staff members, he said.
"It will be the call of the assembly whether (the position) gets filled this spring in the budget," MacKinnon said.
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