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It’s official: Koutchak is Sitka’s new attorney

Robin Koutchak (photo provided)

The City of Sitka has a new municipal attorney.

Robin Koutchak accepted the Assembly’s job offer last night. She’ll start work no later than April 1.

Koutchak is a graduate of the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University and has practiced in Alaska for more than 20 years. Her resume includes time in Barrow, where she was assistant municipal attorney for about 18 months. She also worked for nearly four years as assistant attorney general and assistant district attorney in Barrow.

Currently, she’s in private practice in Wasilla.

She and Sitka Tribe of Alaska staff attorney Allen Bell both were interviewed for the job by the Assembly. They conducted the interviews Friday, and then met again Sunday to discuss the candidates and vote to make an offer.

Koutchak’s salary will be $111,725. She takes over from Theresa Hillhouse, Sitka’s municipal attorney for more than seven years.

Hillhouse leaves city hall March 1 to take a job in the Anchorage Municipal Attorney’s office.

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