Marcus Gruber is an illustrator and graphic artist from Germany. He’s in town for seven weeks as part of the Sitka Fellows program, and is working on a graphic novel. He says spending time in Sitka is like “a fairy tale,” and that he’s excited to be here.
The Morning Interview
Meet the Sitka Fellows: Marcus Gruber
6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more