Administration

The manager is the chief administrative officer of the borough, and is responsible for the proper administration of all borough affairs and implementation of borough policy as established by the assembly. The manager has ultimate responsibility and authority for the well functioning of the borough. This includes direction of all Borough employees except for those in the clerk’s and attorney’s offices.  The direction and supervision of the manager is distributed among the departments established by ordinance.

The manager is appointed by the assembly and serves at its pleasure. An elected official may not be appointed manager sooner than one year after leaving office.

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    John Moosey
    Borough Manager

    Hailing from the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, John Moosey began his tenure as the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Manager on May 2, 2011.

    Background:

    John began his career career in municipal management in the college town of Clarion Pennsylvania in 1985. He followed with administrator positions in Middlefield, Ohio; Defiance, Ohio; and Brewster, Ohio before settling in North Branch, Minnesota. Serving sixteen years in Minnesota, split evenly between the City of North Branch and Chisago County.

    Personal Interest and Family:

    John was born in Johnson City, NY, but grew up in Northeast Ohio, becoming a loyal, or some might say cursed, fan of the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers. John’s wife, Michelle, is a special education teacher. They have two children: son Jacob, is currently an engineering student at Minnesota State University-Mankato; and daughter Rebecca, also a special education teacher at Cass Lake, Minnesota, is married to Kyle Johnson.

    John Moosey
    Borough Manager
    Phone: (907) 745-9689
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  • hayes headshot 200 320George Hays 
    Assistant Borough Manager

    After forty one years, 167 temporary duty assignments, 22 base assignments, six deployments and three wars later, Air Force Col. George W. Hays, director of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems, HQ Alaskan Command, retired from active duty service July 1, 2012 as the longest-serving colonel in the Air Force. We are lucky enough to be able to call him our new Assistant Borough Manager beginning September 4th.

    George Hays
    Assistant Borough Manager
    Phone: (907) 746-7405
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