Snow covers Kenai as new City Manager

Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Linda Snow slides into the position as the new City Manager of Kenai. The former Kenai resident returns to the City from Petersburg where she was City Manager for seven years after being the city administrator at McGrath Alaska for nine years.

She came to Kenai the first time in 1976 as a mental health administrator. After meeting Kenai City Manager Bill Brighten, who heralded the virtues of serving in local government, Snow decided to change careers and moved to Anchorage in 1980 to further her education at UAA.

"I think Rick Ross is going to be a hard act to follow. I truly appreciate all the work he has done for the City. I don't think Rick's shoes will be able to be filled, so I just plan on being myself and working hard," said Snow.

"I always wanted to get back to Kenai, I always wanted this job. But this is the first time I applied since changing careers. Someone once asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and it dawned on me that what I really wanted to be was a psychologist, a minister, and a writer, and what could have been better preparation for being a city manager," added Snow.

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