PUBLISHED: 3:58 PM on Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Kiefer new deputy city manager
Juneau City Manager Rod Swope announced last week that he has selected Parks and Recreation Director, Kim Kiefer, to serve as the next Deputy City Manager. Donna Pierce, the current deputy manager, is scheduled to retire from her post at the end of this year.

"Donna's many years with CBJ, her understanding of the various departments, and her institutional knowledge and advice have been invaluable to me since I started this job. I need someone with similar skills and that can hit the ground running" said Swope.

"Kim brings many years of valuable and varied experience, as well as outstanding personal skills and abilities. I look forward to working together with her on the numerous challenges that we will undoubtedly face in future years," said Swope.

Kim Kiefer said she is "looking forward to continuing to work to make CBJ a great place to work and the city a wonderful place to live. I am pleased to be working more closely with the Assembly, the city manager, and other department directors, and am very ready for the challenge."

Ms. Kiefer has worked for the city for more than 20 years, including 10 years as the Zach Gordon Youth Center manager and 4 years as Recreation Superintendent. She has been serving as the Director of Parks and Recreation since 1998, managing one of the largest departments in city government, including oversight of a budget of over $8 million and more than 300 employees.

In addition, she has served on the health benefits committee, ADA committee, and numerous interdepartmental task forces. Kim's skills, interest and enthusiasm have led her to be involved in many city issues over the years beyond the scope of parks and recreation.