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Sheffield resigns as Port of Anchorage director #Alaska #SupplyChain


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CONTRACT: Ex-governor will earn $60,000 a year as city's liaison on the project.

By ROSEMARY SHINOHARA

Anchorage Daily News
Published: December 30th, 2011 01:00 AM
Last Modified: December 30th, 2011 01:01 AM

Former Gov. Bill Sheffield will retire as director of the Port of Anchorage as of Jan. 15, but will get a $60,000-a-year consulting contract from the city, Mayor Dan Sullivan said Thursday.

The 83-year-old Sheffield has been port director since 2001. He has been at the center of controversy recently because of serious construction problems and escalating costs for expansion and renovations of the port. In his new role, Sheffield will serve as the city's liaison with federal agencies on the port project, the mayor said. The $60,000 will come out of contracts the city already has with government relations consultants in Washington, D.C., Sullivan said at a press conference.... http://www.adn.com/2011/12/29/2237526/sheffield-resigns-as-port-director.html