Mayor Ethan Berkowitz
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is proud to be an Anchorage resident since 1990. He met his wife Mara here, at the old Fly by Night Club. Now their two kids benefit from our city’s public school system and many of the other opportunities Anchorage provides.
Mayor Berkowitz earned an undergraduate degree studying Government and Economics at Harvard University, where he graduated with honors. He has received a Master’s degree from the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University, and a law degree from Hastings College of the Law. After moving to Alaska, he worked as an assistant district attorney before serving for ten years in the Alaska State Legislature. As a state legislator he supported fiscal responsibility and a more comprehensive and sustainable energy policy. After serving as Minority Leader for 8 years, Mayor Berkowitz helped jumpstart several technology and energy projects, including the installation of a sub-marine fiber optic cable from Europe to Asia through the Northwest Passage and a major geothermal project in Northwest Alaska.
Like many Anchorage residents, Mayor Berkowitz enjoys Anchorage’s unique recreational and cultural opportunities, whether it’s skiing on the Coastal Trail or ice-skating on Westchester Lagoon. In the summer, family hikes in the Chugach range are a must. He and his family recognize how lucky they are to live in this amazing city.