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Member Profiles

District 1 - Downtown Anchorage

Patrick Flynn


Phone: (907) 278-8462
Voicemail: (907) 343-4112       FAX: (907) 343-4313                    E-mail: flynnpp@muni.org

  • Co-Chair: Legislative
  • AMATS
  • Budget/Finance
  • Enterprise Oversight

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong Alaskan, grew up in the district he represents and resides there with his wife, Tina, and their sons Kian and Kylan. A graduate of West Anchorage High School, he also achieved a Masters of Business Administration from Alaska Pacific University. Patrick’s professional life has afforded him the opportunity to work in many different parts of the state in fields as diverse as environmental consulting, logistics, marketing and public affairs. Patrick is a former president of the South Addition community council and an active United Way of Anchorage volunteer (having chaired the Campaign, Tocqueville and Day of Caring Agency committees).

Term expires in 2014.

District 2 - Eagle River/Chugiak

Bill Starr


Phone: (907) 350-5481
Home: (907) 694-5060
FAX: (907) 343-4313
E-mail: starrwe@muni.org

  • Chair: Budget/Finance
  • Elections/Ethics
  • Alternate Liaison: Chugiak-EagleRiver Chamber of Commerce

Bill Starr is a local area businessman and resides with his family in the Eagle River Valley. He has served his community as a past three term President of the Eagle River Valley Community Council and two term Commissioner on the Anchorage Planning and Zoning Commission. Previous management of Alpenglow Ski Area and youth sports coach rounds out his volunteer commitment to his community. Bill and his wife, Jacque, have 3 children. Ryan and Megan have both graduated from ASD and are pursuing degrees at UAA. Jordan is a sophomore at the new Eagle River High School. When not attending to Assembly challenges, you’ll find Bill adventure flying throughout the State enjoying its bounties and splendor.

Term expires in 2014.

Amy Demboski

Phone: (907) 688-2671                Phone: (907) 301-9179           Voicemail: (907) 343-4113
FAX: (907) 343-4313                   E-mail: DemboskiA@muni.org

  • Budget/Finance
  • Municipal Audit
  • Community Councils
  • Title 21
  • Enterprise Oversight

Term expires in 2016.

District 3 - West Anchorage

Ernie Hall

Phone: (907) 562-2088
Voicemail: (907) 343-4115
FAX: (907) 561-6018
E-mail: halle@muni.org

  • Assembly Chair
  • Budget/Finance
  • Public Safety
  • Community and Economic Developement
  • Title 21
  • Enterprise Oversight
  • Liaison: UAA/APU
  • Liaison: Federation of Community Councils
  • Liaison: Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA)
  • Liaison: Historic Preservation Commission
  • Alternate Liaison: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
  • Alternate Liaison: Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)
  • Alternate Liaison: Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)

A graduate of Fairbank’s Lathrop High School and former President of the Sand Lake Community Council, Ernie and Gina his now deceased wife lived for 47 years in the same Sand Lake home the two built.  Together they raised three children Evan and twins Brian and Cathy who with their children, all live in Anchorage.  Ernie has remarried, sharing life with his wondeful Sandy, adding three more children and six more grandkids to the family.  Sandy is a retired Anchorage School District educator. 

A business leader, Ernie has owned Alaska Furniture Manufactures, a successful furniture-manufacturing firm, since 1971.  He has served as Chair of the Boards of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Buy Alaska and Anchorage Rotary.

His more than 40 years of public service include volunteering with the United Way of Anchorage, Anchorage Park Foundation, Food Bank of Alaska, Anchorage Airport Advisory Committee, State Board of Education, Best Beginnings and Alaska Theatre of Youth.  He is currently the Chair of the Greater Anchorage, Inc. (Fur Rondy) board of directors.

Ernie’s priorities are building sustainable economic opportunities for Anchorage and improving communications between citizens and their government.

Term expires in 2016.

Tim Steele

Phone: (907) 277-7663 Voicemail: (907) 277-7663
FAX: (907) 343-4313
E-mail: SteeleT@muni.org

  • Legislative
  • Community Councils
  • Enterprise Oversight
  • Alternate Member: AMATS

Tim Steele has lived in West Anchorage since moving to Alaska 27 years ago. After serving two tours in Vietnam Tim started working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 1967. In 1973, he graduated from the University of California with a Master’s in Environmental Management.

In the 1970’s, Tim worked as a Senior Urban Regional Planner, General Building Contractor and Real Estate Broker. In 1980, after training at the U.S. Maritime Academy at Kings Point NY, Tim served two years as a Junior Officer aboard the NOAA Ship Fairweather conducting hydrographic surveys and making nautical charts in southeast and southwest Alaska. Tim returned to Alaska in 1986 and later retired as a Lieutenant Commander from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Corps) in 1998.

When Tim’s daughters Katelyn and Andie lost their mom in 1999, he wanted to stay involved with his daughters’ education. In 2001 he was elected to the Anchorage School Board. During his nine years of service, he served as President, Vice-President and Treasurer as well as Chair of the Policy, Legislative and Audit Committees. During his tenure on the School Board, he served as an Executive Board Member of the Association of Alaska School Board’s (AASB.) He also served on the Anchorage Municipal Board of Equalization and Elmendorf’s Environmental Restoration Advisory Committee.

Tim believes Assemblymembers should work together cooperatively, effectively and wisely to do the peoples’ business.

Term expires 2014.

District 4 - Midtown

Dick Traini


                     Phone:                                        Voicemail: (907) 343-4117
FAX: (907) 343-4313                     E-Mail: trainid@muni.org

  • Chair: Rules
  • Legislative
  • Public Safety
  • Elections/Ethics
  • Community Councils
  • Liaison: Alaska Municipal League (AML)
  • Liaison: Military & Veterans Affairs
  • Alternate Liaison: National League of Cities (NLC)
  • Alternate Liaison: UAA/APU

Dick Traini and wife, Sandy moved to Anchorage 43 years ago and he continued his active service duty here for the U.S. Air Force until 1992.  They found a great place to live in the Campbell Park area and became very involved in the community.  Dick served as Campbell Park Community Council President for eight years.

After becoming a father, Dick knew that he was going to be responsible for making Anchorage a better place to live for his children.  He decided to run for election to the Assembly representing the Midtown district and was elected, for the first time, in 1991.  That same year, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Dick was chosen to serve as Chair of the Assembly several times beginning in December 1993 through May 1995.  He filled this leadership role more than any other Assembly member, serving again from April 2001 to April 2005 and April 2010 to April 2011; working with six mayors and nearly 35 Assembly members.  During his tenure as an elected official, he also earned a Masters in Public Administration and a Professional Planner Certification in Urban Planning.

In 2006, he became the first representative from Alaska to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors, the oldest resource and advocacy organization for cities within the United States.  He currently serves on NLC's Advisory Council.

Often he is referred to as the "Assembly Grampa" because he is always glad to "share his recommendations" based on his years of Assembly experience.  Dick has a huge list of accomplishments.  He currently serves as Chair of the Rules Committee, a member of the Legislative, Public Saftey, Ethics and Election, Enterprise Oversight, and Community Council committees; an alternate for the Alaska Municipal League and the National League of Cities; and the liason for Military/Veteran Groups and UAA/APU.

Whenever he has a break from his job as an Assembly Member working for and with his constituents, Dick enjoys spending time with his family especially "spoiling" his 16 grandchildren!

Term expires in 2016.

Elvi Gray-Jackson


             Phone:                                         Voice Mail: (907) 343-4118
FAX: (907) 343-4313                   E-mail: gray-jacksone@muni.org

  • Chair: Municipal Audit
  • Budget/Finance
  • Public Safety
  • Rules 
  • Liaison: National League of Cities (NLC) 
  • Alternate Liaison: Alaska Municipal League (AML)

Elvi Gray-Jackson began her public service career with the Municipality of Anchorage at the Public Transit Department 30 years ago. In 1988, she began working for the Anchorage Assembly; first as an Administrative Assistant, then as Senior Budget Analyst and finally, as Director of the Budget and Legislative Services Office. In 2006, Elvi served as Vice-Chair of the Municipality’s Cooperative Services Authority and as Chair in 2007 and resigned in 2008 after her election to the Anchorage Assembly. She served on the Board of Directors of the Boy and Girls Club and the Woodside East Homeowners Association.  She was recently elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors, and appointed to the NLC Finance Committee and the Investment Advisory Committee. A few of the non-profit organizations she actively supports include the NAACP, Anchorage Urban League, STAR, AWAIC, and 4A’s, Safe Harbor Inn, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the ARC of Anchorage. Elvi is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage and has one son, Ramon.

Term expires in 2014.

District 5 - East Anchorage

Paul Honeman

Phone: (907) 947-0500
Voicemail: (907) 343-4119
FAX: (907) 338-0007
E-mail:
honemanps@muni.org 

  • Chair: Public Safety
  • Elections/Ethics
  • Enterprise Oversight
  • Alternate Liaison: Military & Veterans Affiars

Paul Honeman began his Municipal career at the People Mover in June, 1985. Paul was later hired as a Community Service Officer at the APD in 1986, and hired as a police officer in 1989. Paul retired in October, 2008 as a Lieutenant after serving as the Spokesperson for the APD.

Paul Honeman has attended Anchorage Community College, UAA, Wayland Baptist University and is a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. A graduate of Bartlett High School, Paul served in and is a veteran of the U.S  Army. Paul is a husband and father now married over 30 years with two children and two grandsons.

Paul’s great passions is serving with youth in the community. Cub Scouting, Baseball and hockey. Many of the players of these youth and school teams stay in contact with Paul – including Scott Gomez – a local hockey player who has paved the way in the NHL for many Alaskan players to follow.

Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Citizens Police Academy Association, Fraternal Order of AK State Troopers, and the Disciplinary Hockey Committee for AK State Hockey Association.

Paul is a member of the NRA, NAACP, NARFE, APCAAA, IACP and NCPAA. 

“ If you ever need my help – please call!”

Term expires in 2016.

Adam Trombley

Phone: (907) 830-0378
Voicemail: (907) 343-4120          FAX: (907) 343-4313 Email: trombleyar@muni.org

  • Assembly Vice-Chair
  • Chair: Elections/Ethics
  • Budget/Finance
  • Municipal Audit

Adam Trombley, a lifelong Alaskan, resides in East Anchorage with his wife Stephanie and daughter Tatum. Adam is a graduate of East High and has his BA from Lewis and Clark State College in Idaho. Currently, Adam works in the Oil and Gas Industry. Prior to his current career, he ran a small construction business with his brother. Adam served two years on the Budget Advisory Commission, serving as Chair for one year. Adam has also spent time coaching basketball at Lumen Christi and Dimond High Schools. When not working or involved with the Assembly, Adam, Stephanie and Tatum enjoy the Alaskan outdoors fishing, hiking, running and biking.

Term expires in 2014.

District 6 - South Anchorage

Chris Birch


                                                       

Phone: (907) 346-3265
FAX: (907) 343-4313                   

E-mail: birchc@muni.org

  • Chair: Community and Economic Development
  • Legislative
  • AMATS
  • Enterprise Oversight
  • Liaison: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
  • Liaison: Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)
  • Alternate Liaison: Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
  • Alternate Liaison: Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA)

Chris and his wife Pam live in Valli Vue Subdivision in South Anchorage. Chris' and Pam’s two children graduated from the Anchorage School District and the University of Washington. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1972, a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from UAF in 1979 and has been licensed in Alaska as a Civil Engineer since 1978. Chris’ local government experience includes several years on the Viewpointe Limited Road Service Area, six years on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly (elected 1984 & 1987), service on the Chugach Electric Association Board of Directors from 1996 to 2005 (elected 1997, 2000 & 2003) and extensive experience with the Valli Vue Homeowner’s Association, Hilltop Ski Area, the Mid-Hillside Community Council, Home and Landowners Organization (HALO), the Chamber of Commerce, the Alaska Miners Association and Anchorage East Rotary. Chris was elected to the Assembly in 2005 and represents nearly 50,000 South Anchorage residents within a 900 square mile area. Assembly Section 6 extends south from Dimond and Abbott Road to the southern boundary of the city near Portage Glacier.

Term expires in 2014.

Jennifer Johnston


                                                        Phone:(907) 346-1087
FAX: (907) 343-4313                    E-mail: johnstonj@muni.org

  • Chair: Enterprise Oversight
  • Co-Chair: Legislative
  • Title 21
  • Rules
  • Liaison: Alaska Municipal League (AML)
  • Liaison: Energy Representative

Jennifer Johnston and her husband, Allan have resided in Alaska for over 38 years and in South Anchorage for 25 years.  They have three grown children and three grand children.  Jennifer has engaged young people in active learning through outdoor adventure.  She has coached cross country skiing and reintroduced cross country skiing to the youth of the Arctic Northwest and Interior Region.  She is past chair of Chugach State Park Advisory Board, Hillside East Community Council and Anchorage Center for Families.  Currently she is chair of the Alaska Municipal League.  She is an active member of both the Education Matters Summit and Cook Inlet Tribal Council's Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence (ARISE).  She is an accomplished climber, summiting Mount McKinley with her daughter, the youngest girl to reach the peak.  Jennifer was first elected to the Assembly in 2007.

Term expires in 2016.