The Board of Ethics is a five-member board appointed by the Mayor, approved by the Assembly, and staffed by the Municipal Clerk. The duties of the Board of Ethics are derived from the Municipal Code of Ethics (AMC 1.15). The purpose of the Ethics Code is to set clear and reasonable standards for public officials and employees of the Municipality. The Board of Ethics promotes an understanding of these standards by providing advisory opinions, investigating notifications of potential violation, resolving potential conflicts, reviewing disclosure forms, and developing Ethics Training. The Board of Ethics holds regular meetings monthly and special meetings as needed. In March 2017, the Anchorage Assembly approved an ordinance repealing and reenacting the Municipal Code of Ethics which became effective immediately.  

Board Meetings

​Regular Board of Ethics Meetings are held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Upcomping meetings dates are: 

  • September 15, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021​

Details for board meeting can be found on the Municipal Boards and Commissions Calendar under the corresponding date. ​

Board of Ethics Links and Forms


Conflicts of Interest

  • Form:  Disclosure of Economic Interest in a Municipal Contract or Business by a public Servant
  • Form:  Notice of Intent to Respond to Public Solicitation by a Public Servant

 Questions about filing a notice of your intent to respond to a public solicitation

Advisory Opinions

  • Form:  Request for an Advisory Opinion

Questions about requesting an advisory opinion?

Ethics Complaint for Potential Violation

  • Form:  Ethics Complaint for Potential Violation

Questions about filing an ethics complaint for potential violation?


Board of Ethics Decisions:

Advisory Opinions (2007-Present)



Term Ends
Dr. Terrence Kelly​
Aesha Pallesen​ 10/14/2022
Jack McKenna 10/14/2021
Rabbi Abram Goodstein  10/14/2023
Becky Windt Pearson 10/14/2023

To apply to serve:

To apply to serve on the Board of Ethics, go
to https://onboard.muni.org/apply/

Contact Information:

Board of Ethics, c/o Municipal Clerk's Office, wwmasmc@anchorageak.gov; or 907-343-4311; or 632 W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 250 

Staff Contacts:

Deitra Ennis,
Deputy Municipal Attorney & Ethics Officer

Lisa Toussaint,
Administrative Hearing Officer

Barbara A. Jones,
Municipal Clerk

Jennifer Veneklasen,
Deputy Clerk