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Jabusch appointed city manager

Jeff Jabusch – Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Jeff Jabusch is the new city and borough manager.

He was appointed Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the regular Borough Assembly Meeting.

He’s been the city’s finance director for the last 36 years and the interim borough manager for the last three months.

Jabusch says his experience with the city’s finances will help him in his new position. He says he knows how and where the city is most likely to get funding.

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“As the finance director I’ve worked closely with all the city managers over the years. And certainly as time goes on you look at the good qualities they’ve had as far as how they do different things. You certainly absorb all that over a period of time.

I’ve had several chances with the city where I’ve done the manager position for up to eight or nine months over time—several times. So I’m pretty familiar with the process of the manager.

Of course as the finance director, I think I work well with all the department heads. And in my job as the finance director, I’ve certainly worked with the public and worked with the department heads and the state and federal people. And so I’m pretty much familiar with all of those and work well with all of those. So I think I’ll have a smooth transition into the manager position.”

Jabusch says he looks forward to working in this new position.

He says his first priority will be to hire a new finance director so the city can get to work with a full staff as soon as possible.

Tune in to KSTK tomorrow for a full interview with Jabusch as well as expanded coverage of Tuesday’s borough assembly meeting.

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