City Manager Kim Kiefer appropriately used numbers to recognize Craig Duncan’s 30 years with the city and borough:
“Craig worked for the city for 938-million, 768-thousand-400 seconds. Or 260 thousand-769 hours, or 10-thousand-865 days. Of those, 7,443 were served as CBJ Finance Director,” Kiefer said.
Kiefer recognized Duncan for his work at Monday night’s Assembly meeting.
He joined the CBJ in 1982 as treasurer. He was promoted to finance director in 1992, serving under seven city managers until his retirement. He was known for his conservative revenue projections, which Kiefer said served the city well.
“Craig has seen us through the financial good times and the rough times. He’s been involved in creating close to 5-billion dollars in CBJ budgets over the last 20 years,” she said.
Duncan noted major changes in city government since he started working for it three decades ago. He said CBJ has a much more capable staff, the city provides more services and is much more responsive.
Duncan’s last day was May 31. His successor, former Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Chief Operating Officer Bob Bartholomew, has been on the job for several weeks to ensure a smooth transition.
- While much of the recent focus has been on the opioid crisis, a report found that alcohol use causes more economic damage.
- Eight Arctic nations, six circumpolar indigenous groups, and over 30 representatives from other countries and organizations participate in the intergovernmental forum.
- A tsunami warning drill takes place once a year, and one village in Southeast has not forgotten the importance of being ready when disaster strikes.
- Nome turns into a bit of a carnival when the Iditarod winner mushes into town. For nearly a week, racers continue arriving before the banquet that officially concludes each year’s Iditarod.