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.

Coronavirus Resources for Communities

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

Upcoming Events

Leaning Local

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

Legislation Tracker

One of the primary functions of AML is to advocate for beneficial policy, and against legislation that negatively impacts local governments. 

News

Adopted Resolutions

AML’s Board of Directors adopted the following resolutions, which have been commended to the Governor’s office and Congressional delegation. 24-2020 requests additional and flexible federal aid in support of the state and local governments. This is critical as we...

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Appreciation for Legislative Action

Thank you! I don’t know that legislators hear that often enough. As elected officials who have to balance competing demands in response to a diversity of interests and be successful in collaboration with a majority of other officials who are juggling an entirely...

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COVID-19 Local Government Impact

We applaud the Governor’s efforts and leadership in issuing guidance and directives aimed at mitigation measures for public exposure to COVID-19.  Our cities and boroughs have followed suit by declaring various states of emergency. Together, we can flatten the curve...

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AML Response to Final FY21 Budget

At first blush, it is easy to be disappointed in the Governor’s decision to veto funds vital to local governments during this public health and economic crisis. Instead of bolstering support at the local level, where municipal employees are often the first responders,...

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Tweets

Happy #AlaskaDay from @alaskamunicipal! In 1867 in Sitka, the Russian Empire signed over the lands of #Alaska to the U.S. Less than a year after #Alaska became the 49th state Gov. William Egan proclaimed that Oct. 18 would be Alaska day and encouraged Alaskans to celebrate!

Alaska's DOT has been paying about $566,000 a year to lay up the fast ferries at Ward Cove. #AMHS #akleg
https://www.kcaw.org/2020/10/16/alaska-marine-highway-accepting-bids-for-fleets-fast-ferries/

📢Exciting news! @AlaskaMunicipal is now on #Instagram! Follow along to have access to information about #AML services, #localgov resources, news updates, as well as policy issues that impact #Alaska’s municipalities in the palm of your hand.🤳🏽 #FollowUs

State health officials are easing some of the restrictions on traveling into and out of Alaska, starting Thursday night at midnight. https://bit.ly/3lS6qzz

New cruise ship protocols would keep passengers in bubbles, only visiting approved businesses onshore. Skagway's mayor worries that the town "could get a million passengers in ’21 and still see 80% of our businesses go under.”

https://www.ktoo.org/2020/10/15/new-cruise-ship-covid-19-protocols-could-hamper-skagways-economic-rebound/

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Announcements

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  •  Ports & Harbors Lunch Series – Join AAHPA to connect with your port and harbor colleagues across Alaska! Registration is required and it is free – Registration & More Information Here!
  • Petersburg Borough Assembly – Requesting a declaration of disaster for the 2020 Southeast Alaska salmon season.-– Petersburg Borough Declaration to Governor
  • Cities and boroughs are on the front lines of responding to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their community.  COVID-19 Information and resources »
  • Letter to Senator Murkowski and Sullivan in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic crisis. Letter from Nils Andreassen- AML Executive Director
  • The Alaska Remote Seller Sales Tax Commission has launched its new website https://arsstc.org/. As we move forward, this is where we’ll post updates, policy guidance, examples of parity, and board or Commission meeting information.
  • Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Winter Legislative Conference. Presentations  can be found at https://www.akml.org/conferences-events/past-conferences/
  • AML welcomes the Governor’s approach to FY21 budget – An emphasis on communication and collaboration will mean local governments are working together with the State on solutions.
  • Thank you to Sen. Murkowski, Sen. Sullivan, and Congressman Young for their support of PILT and SRS, funding for which is including in the FY20 budget.
  • Online Sales Tax Administration is moving forward. AML members sign onto Intergovernmental Agreement, form Sales Tax Commission, and approve Remote Sales Tax Code. Click here to read more »
  • AML members pass 2020 Resolutions at annual meeting. Click here to read more »

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