FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Interior city of Nenana will elect a new mayor in January following an abrupt resignation.
Former Mayor Alan Baker served less than two weeks in his elected role before resigning in an Oct. 29 letter, citing the mess of city government and its lack of record keeping.
Nenana Assembly members scheduled the Jan. 19 election during a meeting Thursday.
Mayor Pro Tem Robin Campbell said the three assembly members Baker nominated to fill his role declined to step in.
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development local government specialist Jeff Congdon said Nenana has been without a treasurer and city clerk for years.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com