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Harbormaster Dave Borg takes job in Whittier; Deputy Matt Creswell to fill position

February 26, 2020 – News

City and Borough of Juneau Harbormaster Dave Borg has been offered the harbormaster position in Whittier and will be departing Juneau in mid-March to assume the new role.  

“Since Dave’s arrival in March 2014, he has been instrumental in numerous initiatives and policy changes that have greatly solidified Juneau’s reputation for customer service and recapitalized facilities,” CBJ Port Director Carl Uchytil said.  

Borg was involved in the planning and execution of more than $100 million in new completed projects, including the Downtown Cruise Ship Docks and uplands, Aurora Harbor Phase I & II, Douglas Harbor Rebuild, Statter Harbor Launch Ramp, as well as the ongoing Statter Harbor For Hire Floats. Uchytil praised Borg for his tenaciousness in addressing abandoned and derelict vessels and for his efforts in process improvements throughout the four small boat harbors, six launch ramp facilities, and the downtown cruise ship docks. Borg was recognized by the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators (AAHPA) as Harbormaster of the Year in 2017. 

“It was a difficult decision for me and Hope to make after being residents of Juneau for 15 years but believe it is the right decision based on a number of factors. I am looking forward to the challenges Whittier has to offer and believe I can bring positive changes to that community as I have here in Juneau,” Borg said.

Uchytil said Deputy Harbormaster Matt Creswell, a four-year employee, has been selected to fill the position vacated by Borg: “Matt has a proven track record, the acumen, and leadership necessary to achieve the vision of providing world-class facilities for locals and visitors alike.”

For more information, contact Port Director Carl Uchytil at 586-0294 or Carl.Uchytil@juneau.org.