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Former Big Island Councilwoman Joins Alaska Mayor’s Staff

On the last day of 2011, former Councilwoman Brittany Smart told me that she would not be seeking a second council term at this time, but is keeping her options open for the future. “Due to personal reasons, I am unable to commit to another two year term at this time. I am honored to serve District 6, but have to think of what’s best for the people,” she stated.

Former Councilwoman Brittany Smart has a new gig.

Former Councilwoman Brittany Smart has a new gig.

Eventually in March of 2012, she made an unsuccessful attempt at running for the Hawaii State House of Representative District 3 seat and after that, she pretty much slid off the political radar scene here on the Big Island.

Today, Newsminer.com (The Voice of Interior Alaska) announced that the former council lady had been hired as the new special assistant to a mayor in Alaska.

A former elected official from Hawaii starts Monday as the new special assistant to Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel.

Brittany Smart will work on special projects, including economic development, air quality, tourism, recycling and workforce development, according to a statement from the mayor’s office. Her salary is $89,290 per year.

The 33-year-old has lived in Fairbanks since spring 2015 after she and her husband decided to purchase his childhood home here…

You can read the full article here: Borough mayor hires new special assistant

I’d like to personally thank the former councilwoman for her time in office here on this island and wish her the best in her new position with Mayor Karl Kassel.

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