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Health and Human Services

Anchorage Women's Commission


The Anchorage Women's Commission exists to advise the Mayor and Assembly on matters pertaining to the status of women.

The Commission shall be particularly concerned with improving opportunities for women in the community.

The Commission shall:

  • Act as a clearinghouse and coordinating body for information related to the status of women.
  • Disseminate results of research and other information on women's issues.
  • Analyze and set priorities for women's needs at the local level.
  • Recommed legislative and administrative action on women's issues.
  • Encourage women to utilize their capabilities and to assume leadership roles.
  • Act as a liaison between the state women's commission and local women.

Meetings are held on 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Department of Health and Human Services, 825 L Street in conference room 423.


There are nine seats on the Commission. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Assembly. Terms are 3 years and commissioners may be reappointed for an additional 3 year term.

Aimee Chauvot

Anita Halterman

Austin Quinn-Davidson

Cara Durr

Dani Myren

Geran Tarr, Vice Chair

Gillian Dezzutto

Tiffany Hall, Chair

If you are interested in serving, please visit the Municipality website at:

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Staff Support

Staff support for the Commission is provided by the Administration Division at the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, you may call 343-4244 or email Clara Park at

    • Health and Human Services
    • Director: Melinda Freemon
    • 825 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6718