STA appoints Bell to Interim General Manager
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The Sitka Tribe of Alaska appointed Allen Bell Interim General Manager. Tribal Chairman Michael Baines announced Bell’s appointment Thursday (11-21-13) and expressed confidence in the leadership and stability Bell will bring to the Tribe.
Bell acted as General Manger once before in his two years serving the Tribe. He has also served as staff attorney. The Tribal Council will hold a special council meeting to appoint a new General Manager on December 11 at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House.
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