Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend presents plaque to Bud Cassidy at Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting in recognition of his roughly thirty years of employment with the borough. Photo by Lindsey Cassidy
Kodiak Island Borough Manager Bud Cassidy will soon join the ranks of the recently retired. He handed in his 90-day notice in December and the assembly has been hard at work finding a replacement. It’s currently deciding between two candidates, one from California and the other from Yakutat
Meanwhile, Cassidy is also hard at work – planning for his retirement. Following his last day Wednesday, he’s flying to Mexico with his family and will spend much of his time there bonding with his new grandson. And, when he gets back, he’ll be living it up Kodiak style.
“I told the assembly the other night that the next time you’ll see me, I’ll have more dirt under my fingernails because I got into gardening three years ago, so I’m trying to perfect the perfect Kodiak tomato. I’ll probably be hiking quite a bit because that’s the latest passion I have and probably volunteering as well.”
Cassidy’s retirement follows roughly thirty years of employment for the Kodiak Island Borough. We invited him into the KMXT studios to hear more about his time in our local government. You can hear about everything from how he met his wife to his memories of the Exxon Valdez oil spill by listening to today’s Talk of the Rock.