Municipal Manager


Municipal Manager William D. Falsey

William (Bill) D. Falsey is the Municipal Manager for the Municipality of Anchorage. From July 2015 through October 2017, he served as Anchorage's Municipal Attorney. Previously, Mr. Falsey served as BLM's Deputy Chief of Staff and clerked for Chief Justice Alexander O. Bryner of the Alaska Supreme Court. Mr. Falsey is a graduate of Yale Law School, Stanford University (B.S., Physics, with Minors in History and Political Science) and A.J. Dimond High School.

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:

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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