Serving Alaska’s Communities

Welcome to the Alaska Municipal League, proudly serving Alaska’s 165 cities and boroughs.

Here you have access to up-to-date information about AML programs and services, local government resources and news, as well as policy issues that impact Alaska’s municipalities. AML is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide organization with a purpose to strengthen Alaska’s local governments.

Coronavirus Information for Communities

Serving Alaska’s Communities

Welcome to the Alaska Municipal League, proudly serving Alaska’s 165 cities and boroughs.

Here you have access to up-to-date information about AML programs and services, local government resources and news, as well as policy issues that impact Alaska’s municipalities. AML is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide organization with a purpose to strengthen Alaska’s local governments.

We envision a future of thriving communities led by healthy local governments.
We know that Alaska is stronger when we are working together.

Leaning Local

Read about updates from cities and boroughs – ordinances and resolutions that are making a difference.

2021 Annual Conference

The 2021 Annual Conference will be held November 15-17 in Anchorage. Click below for details, business meeting resources and registration! 

News

AML Outreach on Special Session

The following was sent to Legislative leadership today, regarding the upcoming fourth special session:   [pdf-embedder url="https://www.akml.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Session-Considerations-for-Legislative-Leadership.pdf" title="Session Considerations for...

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Alaska Conference of Mayors Expects Legislative Action

  The Alaska Conference of Mayors (ACoM) appreciates the efforts of legislators and the Governor to address short- and long-term needs of the state. Everyone has a role, everyone has responsibility.   In many ways, the outcomes from this last legislative...

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AML Supports Funding of PCE Program

July 19, 2021 The Alaska Municipal League (AML) supports the immediate resolution of short- and long-term funding of the Power Cost Equalization program (PCE). The failed legislative vote to achieve the constitutionally required ¾ vote threshold for the reverse sweep,...

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Tweets

In 2010, the Fairbanks Fire Department responded to 4,055 emergency calls. In 2020, it was 6,573 emergency calls. The department is nearing 7,000 calls so far this year. https://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/firefighters-union-warns-of-staff-shortages-increasing-call-volume/article_bf8c7280-1c07-11ec-93f7-db9ded7c1e3d.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

5,459 cases reported in Alaskans Sept. 12–18, a 32.8% ⬆️ from the week before. AK has highest # of cases in the last 7 days/100,000 population among the 50 states. More people are hospitalized with COVID-19 now than at the peak of the Nov-Dec 2020 surge. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/AKDHSS/bulletins/2f455a8

“We can handle about anything, stabilize anything here,” said Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center Administrator Karl Hertz. “It’s just we’re not prepared to take care of patients — real sick patients or really injured patients — for the long term.” https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2021/09/26/one-eye-anchorage-one-eye-your-village-rural-hospitals-feel-affects-urban-infection-rates/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=ktuu

Thanks to @cwnorth for their fiscal policy working group and @PewStates presentation on Friday. This presentation on fiscal uncertainty and analytical tools is informative. https://www.commonwealthnorth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Pew-Presentation-for-Commonwealth-North.pdf

I think of this graph all the time. Even with delta (the blue line is when delta became 50% of the cases) - when cases started to surge, the vaccines still did a great job at reducing cases, but most importantly reducing hospitalizations and deaths.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037e1.htm

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