Borough hires new General Services director

Posted: Friday, April 08, 2011

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has hired a new General Services director after the former director was terminated from her position early this year.

Mark Dixon, a New York attorney, is in the process of moving to Soldotna to begin the job.

"We've had a hand-shake and he's accepted that job," said Borough Mayor Dave Carey.

He said Dixon has a lot of experience with human services, working as the attorney of New York's Tioga County for the past five years. In that position he also worked in the capacity as a risk manager as well as the lead negotiator for bargaining units.

"I'm very impressed with that gentleman.," he said. "He'll do an excellent job up here."

Dixon is filling in the position formerly held by Bonita Miller. Carey terminated her in January saying there was a "need for a change."

Duane Bannock, the borough's Spruce Bark Beetle program manger, has been acting as the interim General Services Director since February, He will resume the program manager post.

Dixon is set to begin April 25.

-- Staff report

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