Municipal Manager

The Municipal Manager is responsible to the mayor for overall municipal administrative policy, public safety, and operations of the municipality.  The manager directly oversees nine municipal departments, three utilities, and two enterprises:

Anchorage Police Department
Anchorage Fire Department
Department of Health and Human Services
Employee Relations/Payroll
Street, Facilities and Fleet Maintenance & Operations
Project Management & Engineering
Traffic, Signs and Signals
Public Works Administration
Public Transit Department

Anchorage Water & Wastewater
Municipal Light & Power
Solid Waste Services

Port of Alaska
Merrill Field Airport

The Municipal Manager's Department itself contains four divisions: Emergency Management, Equal Opportunity, Risk Management/Safety, and Transportation Inspection.


List of Prior of Municipal Managers


Douglas G. Weiford   1975-1979
Larry D. Crawford  1979-1981
John Valensi 1981-1982
Barbara Steckel                 1982-1984
Bob Smith                         1984-1987
Ronald A. Garzini           1988-1989
Larry D. Crawford             1989-1998
George J. Vakalis              1999-2000
Harry J. Kieling, Jr.            2000-2003
Denis C. LeBlanc               2003-2008
Michael K. Abbott            2008-2009
George J. Vakalis                    2009-2015    
Michael K. Abbott           2015-2017
William D. Falsey               2017-present


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