2017 Annual Local Government Conference

Schedule & Workshop Descriptions as of 10/17/2017

We’re featuring a number of workshops across a variety of topics. Descriptions as of 10/10/2017

  Conference Registration

Register for NEO, AML, ACoM and AMMA Conference and Meetings.

   Hotel & Travel

Find out about discounts and deals available for travel to the conference.

   Board Elections

Officers and board members are up for election at the annual meeting.

  Affiliate Meetings

Several AML affiliate associations will be holding their meetings in conjunction with AML’s.

  Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors register here for the upcoming conference.

Sponsorship Packet

Become a sponsor for the Alaska Municipal League Annual Local Government Conference.


This years’ theme is “Local Government – Closest to the People.”  This is a fact AND a wonderful truth for us to hold onto.  No matter where our Legislature holds their sessions (Juneau, Anchorage, Attu, Bizarrostan), the number of citizens that will show up to comment, or take part, pale to the number of people that can crowd an Assembly or Council meeting during an important item in the community (try dealing with a leash law and see what happens).  The State Legislature made a few moves this last session that erodes local government authority.  As the government “closest to the people,” we must NOT let this continue.  Join with all of us at AML to protect local government authority.  There are many of us and we CAN assert ourselves enough to make a sizable difference! 

Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Training – NEO AGENDA
Building a solid leadership foundation begins with AML’s Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Seminar. It is one of Alaska’s most highly regarded training programs for local leaders. Officials who would like a refresher course and those who are newly elected to office are invited to attend. The NEO Seminar takes place on Monday & Tuesday, November 13 & 14, starting at 9:00 a.m. A separate registration fee is required. A $50 discount is offered for NEO participants who also attend the Local Government Conference. Please come and join us!

Priorities, Resolutions & Position Statements
An important part of the Annual Local Government Conference is to discuss and approve the 2018 AML Legislative Priorities, Position Statements and adopt Resolutions on key legislative issues. The process is completed at the 67th Annual Business Meeting on Friday, November 17th at 9:00 a.m. where the membership will review and adopt the 2018 documents. 

Draft 2018 Legislative Strategy Packet – This packet includes draft resolutions, priorities and position statements. This will be included in your registration packet.
Resolution Guidelines
Position Statement Guidelines Summer 2017
Draft 2018 Position Statement(from Summer Conference) 

Conference Annual Business Meeting Packet

Exhibitors & Sponsors
Exhibitors and sponsors make it possible to keep registration costs down for our members. Please take some time to visit the exhibitors during the conference. Sponsors will be recognized throughout the conference. Please take a few moments to thank them for their support.  If you are interested in becoming an Exhibitor or Sponsor you may fill out the PDF form for Exhibitor HERE or Sponsor HERE and fax to 907-463-5480 or email to shawn@akml.org  or you can also CLICK HERE or for an online Exhibitor  registration.

Training & Networking
AML provides the best training in the state on issues facing municipal leaders. The conference also offers networking opportunities between communities and municipal officials. Preconference events for AML Affiliate Associations begin Sunday, November 12, 2017. The AML 67th Annual Conference begins Wednesday, November 15 at 9:30 a.m.

AML Board Of Director Elections
Interested in becoming more involved in the Alaska Municipal League? Why not run for a seat on the Board of Directors. Click Here for the 2018 AML Board Declaration of Candidacy!

22nd Annual Awards of Excellence
There are several awards; the Elected Municipal Official & Municipal Employee of the Year Awards and the Vic Fischer Local Government Leadership Award for those who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in local government both within their own communities and on a statewide level. NEW- Awards will be presented during the AML President’s Reception on Thursday evening during the conferenceCLICK HERE for application
. To see who received awards in 2016, CLICK HERE