Search for City Attorney continues Friday

The search for a new City Attorney continues Friday with a special meeting of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly in executive session.


Candidates for the position will be interviewed and vetted throughout the day by the Assembly.

A total of eight applications were received for the position and the Assembly City Attorney Hiring Subcommittee narrowed down four on Saturday.

The four candidates are Amy Mead, an assistant city attorney since 2010, Jane Sebens, the deputy city attorney, Karen Jennings of Palmer and Debra O’Gara of Juneau.

O’Gara is the current director of planning and development for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, and Jennings operates a legal practice while acting as an administrative hearing officer for the Mat-Su Borough.

The former City Attorney, John Hartle, retired on Monday after 20 years of service to the municipality.

He held the position since 2003 and joined the Law Department in 1993.

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