Outgoing City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors harbormaster Dave Borg, right, poses with incoming harbormaster Matt Creswell. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

Outgoing City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors harbormaster Dave Borg, right, poses with incoming harbormaster Matt Creswell. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)

Changing tides: New harbormaster for Juneau coming soon

The new harbormaster will be familiar to residents.

Juneau will have a new harbormaster soon, but one who may be familiar to residents.

Dave Borg will step down as harbormaster, taking a job as harbormaster in Whittier, said City and Borough of Juneau in a release. Deputy harbormaster Matt Creswell will step into the position.

“There’s no huge changes now,” Creswell said. “I just want to continue the great work that Dave and Carl and I have done.”

Borg has been harbormaster since 2014, and has been instrumental in planning executing a number of major projects.

“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,” City and Borough of Juneau port director Carl Uchytil said in a release.

Some of those projects include the ongoing Don D.Statter Harbor project, rebuilds of Douglas and Aurora harbors and extensive work with the cruise ship docks.

““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,” Borg said in a release. “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.”

Creswell has served as deputy harbormaster for four years and has been overseeing operations at Statter Harbor.

“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,” Uchytil said in the press release.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757.621.1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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