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Duncan Canal resident appointed to assembly

Duncan Canal resident Bob Lynn is the newest member of the Petersburg Borough Assembly. Mayor Mark Jensen and all five assembly members in attendance voted unanimously to appoint Lynn to the seat formerly held by Sue Flint. Flint stepped down last month for health reasons after four years in the position.

Lynn served on the city commission that developed the original borough charter but he was against Petersburg’s final proposal for incorporation. Last February, shortly after borough formation, Lynn applied for one of two vacant assembly seats but was not chosen. This time around, he was the only applicant.

In both his letters of interest, Lynn wrote that his participation in the process gave him, “a unique perspective that provides the insight and expertise needed to competently represent all residents of the Petersburg borough.”

Several of Lynn’s rural neighbors sent letters supporting his appointment this month.

Lynn is retired from the Forest Service. He once served as the Stikine Area Forest Supervisor for the Tongass. Lynn was out of town Monday but will be sworn in at the next regular meeting he attends. He’ll serve until the borough’s first regular election in October of next year.

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