New faces head the Kenai Peninsula Borough's assessing and emergency management offices.
Mayor Dale Bagley recently hired Shane Horan as the borough's new director of assessing. Horan has been the borough's principal appraiser since last year and served as commercial appraiser, his resume states.
According to the borough personnel office, he assumed his new position July 17 and will earn $67,000 per year, including benefits.
He was assessor for the city and borough of Juneau from 1992 to 1999, deputy assessor in Juneau from 1985 to 1992, and senior field appraiser there from 1980 to 1985. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W.Va., with a major in English and a minor in business administration.
Bagley hired Jan J. Henry as the new coordinator of the borough Office of Emergency Management. Henry formerly was a community planner for the Dam Safety Office, Operations West, of the federal Bureau of Reclamation in Denver.
Henry worked for the Dam Safety Office from 1989 to 2000, his resume states. He was manager of its emergency planning and disaster response, continuity of operations and emergency notification system programs.
He developed a Bureau of Reclamation program to respond to disasters in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Disaster Response Plan and managed workers from the bureau and other Interior Depart-ment agencies in support of FEMA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers disaster operations. He developed a program to ensure that critical functions would continue in case of disaster.
Henry also worked from 1977 to 1989 as an emergency management specialist for the state of Montana and, before that, in land-use, economic and emergency medical services planning. He holds a bachelor of arts from Eastern Washington State Univer-sity with a double major in urban-regional planning and sociology.
He started work for the borough July 31. According to the borough personnel office, he will earn $59,000 per year, including benefits.
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