Department of Law
Chief legal counsel to the MOA including the Mayor, and all executive, departments, agencies, boards and commissions. Supervise and control all civil and criminal legal services performed by the department and contract counsel for MOA.
Provide legal counsel, support, and advice on specific legislation, the Municipal Code, Charter, legislative procedures, the responsibilities and authority of the Municipality; represent the Municipality and its officials and employees in civil litigation.
The Civil Division also handles impounded vehicles.
Criminal Law (Prosecution)
Prosecute misdemeanor and traffic offenses under the Anchorage Municipal Code. Includes aiding police investigation, evaluating and filing charges, conducting criminal trials, enforcing conditions of probation, motions and appeals, and assisting victims.
Administrative Hearing Office (AHO)
Provide for the adjudication of certain Municipal Code violations and conduct hearings on certain appeals of administrative actions of Municipal Agencies within the scope of its jurisdiction established by the code.
select tab 1975 for Charter Commission transcript & audio
select tab 1979 for Charter Commission Review transcript & audio
Richard W. Garnett III 1975-1978
Theodore D. Berns 1978-1981
Jerry Wertzbaugher 1981-1987
Richard D. Kibby 1987-1990
Richard L. McVeigh 1990-1995
Mary K. Hughes 1995-2000
William A. Greene 2000-2003
Frederick H. Boness 2003-2006
James N. Reeves 2006-2009
Dennis A. Wheeler 2009-2015
William D. Falsey 2015-