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 Mayor Berkowitz Names New Municipal Manager 


Mayor's Corner

ANCHORAGE - Today Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced that William (Bill) D. Falsey will step into the role of Municipal Manager for the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) on November 1. Mike Abbott, who has served as Municipal Manager for the Berkowitz administration since 2015, will join the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority as its CEO.

“Bill Falsey has been a key part of my leadership team for more than two years. He has proven to be a strong leader as Municipal Attorney, and has gained the trust and respect of MOA directors and the greater community,” said Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. “I’m confident the transition will be a smooth one, and I know Bill will do a terrific job in his new role.”

A long-time Alaskan, Bill Falsey is a graduate of Dimond High School, of Stanford University and of Yale University Law School. He has served most recently as Municipal Attorney. Prior to that appointment, Bill was a partner at Sedor, Wendlandt, Evans and Fillipi, a principal at FoxKiser, and the deputy Chief of Staff for the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.

For more information, please contact Kristin DeSmith at (907) 231-2226. 

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