2017 Alaska Conference of Mayors Position Statement

Alaska Conference of Mayors

The Alaska Conference of Mayors (ACoM) is a the parent organization of the Alaska Municipal League. The Alaska Conference of Mayors and the Alaska Municipal league work together to form a municipal consensus on state and federal issues facing Alaskan local governments.

“The purpose of the Alaska Conference of Mayors is offer an opportunity for the mayors to discuss issues of common concern, work together for the betterment of their municipalities, and to improve the understanding of and information about municipalities in Alaska.”

2019 ACoM Officers

Mayor Jan Hill
Haines Borough
1st Vice President
Mayor Richard Beneville
City of Nome
2nd Vice President
Mayor Bryce Ward
Fairbanks North Star Borough
Population up to 2,500
Mayor Joshua Verhagen
City of Nenana
Populations 2,501-10,000
Mayor Mark Jensen
Petersburg Borough
Populations over 10,000
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz
Municipality of Anchorage
Past President
Mayor Dan O’Hara
Bristol Bay Borough
Past President
Mayor Glen Alsworth, Sr.
Lake & Pen. Borough

2018 ACoM Members

Thomas Spitler, Mayor, City of Adak
Robert Williams, Mayor, City of Akiak
Joseph Bereskin, Sr., Mayor, City of Akutan
Kay Andrews, Mayor, City of Aleknagik
Stanley Mack, Mayor, Aleutians East Borough
Morgan Johnson, Mayor, City of Ambler
Justus Mekiana, Jr., Mayor, City of Anaktuvuk Pass
Ethan Berkowitz, Mayor, Municipality of Anchorage
Samantha Thompson, Mayor, City of Anderson
William Wilson, Mayor, City of Aniak
Doug Whiteman, Mayor, City of Atqasuk
Fred Watson, Mayor, City of Bethel
Daniel O’Hara, Mayor, Bristol Bay Borough
Richard Tuluk, Mayor, City of Chevak
Peter Anderson, Mayor, City of Chignik
Tracy Simeon, Mayor, City of Chuathbaluk
Joseph Wassily, Mayor, City of Clarks Point
Dailey Schaack, Mayor, City of Cold Bay
Clay R. Koplin, Mayor, City of Cordova
Perry Olson, Mayor, City of Coffman Cove
Timothy O’Connor, Mayor, City of Craig
Clay Walker, Mayor, Denali Borough
Alice Ruby, Mayor, City of Dillingham
Ann Soolook, Mayor, City of Diomede
Scovi Deigh, Mayor, City of Egegik
Jim Matherly, Mayor, City of Fairbanks
Karl Kassel, Mayor, Fairbanks North Star Borough
Arlene Peter, Mayor, City of Fort Yukon
Suzanne Apassingok, Mayor, City of Gambell
Shirley Clark, Mayor, City of Grayling
Barbara Miranda, Mayor, City of Gustavus
Janice Hill, Mayor, Haines Borough
Sandra Sims, Mayor, City of Holy Cross
Bryan Zak, Mayor, City of Homer
Gerald Byers, Mayor, City of Hoonah
S. Joyce Sam, Mayor, City of Huslia
Ken Koelsch, Mayor, City & Borough of Juneau
Christine Bitterman, Mayor, City of Kake
Violet Burnham, Mayor, City of Kaltag
Robert Baker, Mayor, City of Kasaan
Brian Gabriel, Sr., Mayor, City of Kenai
Charlie Pierce, Mayor, Kenai Peninsula Borough
Lew Williams, III, Mayor, City of Ketchikan
David Landis, Mayor, Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Dale Stotts, Mayor, City of Kiana
Henry Mack, Mayor, City of King Cove
Pat Branson, Mayor, City of Kodiak
Daniel Rohrer, Mayor, Kodiak Island Borough
Wilbur Napayonak, Mayor, City of Koyok
Gayle Ralston, Mayor, City of Kotzebue
David Epchook, Mayor, City of Kwethluk
Glen Alsworth, Sr., Mayor, Lake & Peninsula Borough
Melvin Andrew, Mayor, City of Manokotak
Vern Halter, Mayor, Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Ralph Morgan, Mayor, City of McGrath
Karl S. Cook, Mayor, Metlakatla
Peter M. Andrews, Mayor, City of Mountain Village
Joann Slats, Mayor, City of Napakiak
Mary Maxie, Mayor, City of Napaskiak
Jessica Shaw, Mayor, City of Nenana
Susanna Wassillie, Mayor, City of Newhalen
Richard Beneville, Mayor, City of Nome
Harry K. Brower, Jr., Mayor, North Slope Borough
Bryce Ward, Mayor, City of North Pole
Clement Richards, Sr., Mayor, Northwest Arctic Borough
Linda Getz, Mayor, City of Ouzinkie
Edna DeVries, Mayor, City of Palmer
Walt Weller, Mayor, City of Pelican
Mark Jensen, Mayor, City & Borough of Petersburg
Abraham A. Kelly, Mayor, City of Pilot Station
Ryan Martin, Mayor, City of Port Alexander
Ruth Ann Orloff, Mayor, City of Port Heiden
Melvin Squartsoff, Mayor, City of Port Lions
Jerilyn Kelly, Mayor, City of Quinhagak
Elizabeth Captain, Mayor, City of Ruby
Sheila A. Minock, Mayor, City of Russian Mission
Jacob N. Merculief, Mayor, City of Saint Paul
Glen Gardner, Jr., Mayor, City of Sand Point
Harvey Shields, Mayor, City of Saxman
David Squires, Mayor, City of Seward
Anges Takak, Mayor, City of Shaktoolik
Donna Barr, Mayor, City of Shishmaref
Matthew Hunter, Mayor, City & Borough of Sitka
Monica Carlson, Mayor, Municipality of Skagway
Nels Anderson, Mayor, City of Soldotna
James Gould, Mayor, City of Thorne Bay
Frank Kelty, Mayor, City of Unalaska
Dunia Morgan, Mayor, City of Upper Kalskag
Ruth Knight, Mayor, City of Valdez
John Hopson, Jr., Mayor, City of Wainwright
Bert Cottle, Mayor, City of Wasilla
David Jack, Mayor, City & Borough of Wrangell
Ralph Wolfe, Mayor, City & Borough of Yakutat