A Washington state man will be the new Community Development Director for the City and Borough of Juneau.
Hal Hart was one of four finalists out of 22 applicants for the job. He recently went through the three-day assessment center and interview process used to determine how candidates will respond to the daily situations and problems they’ll encounter in the job they seek.
Deputy City Manager Rob Steedle says Hart’s combination of education and experience put him forward as the best fit for the position.
Hart was most recently Planning and Development Services Director for the City of Woodinville. He’s been Planning and Development Services Director for Whatcom County and held various jobs focused on planning and zoning.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Local Government Finance and Economics from Central Washington University. His masters’ in Urban Planning comes from Eastern Washington University.
Hart and his family will relocate to Juneau in late August.
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