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.

Legislation Tracker

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

News

AML Urges Budget Action

A letter from AML urging the legislature to pass the Operating Budget prior to session adjourning has been sent to Senate President Peter Micciche and Speaker Louise Stutes. It can be read below: [pdf-embedder...

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ARP Funding and Municipal Impacts

The Alaska Municipal League (AML) is pleased to see the Governor’s proposed appropriation of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, which we believe will need quick but thoughtful action by the Legislature. AML is offering a number of considerations for that process,...

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Testimony to Senate Finance

AML Executive Director Nils Andreassen testified to the Senate Finance Committee on February 17, 2021. He discussed how changes in the State Budget impact municipalities.  It can be viewed online at Gavel Alaska.

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Incorrect Statements made within SR2

Today the Alaska Senate Majority sponsored Senate Resolution 2, which asks the Governor to issue a new disaster declaration. This action was necessary because the Legislature has not been able to act to extend the current declaration. Within the Resolution’s Whereas...

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Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly President (and Buckland Vice Mayor) Nathan Hadley says, “We never had a flood like this in over 20 years,”

Right now, city and tribal officials are working with volunteers to assist community members by boat.

So far, no injuries reported. https://twitter.com/wesley_early/status/1392905432289538055

Wesley Early@wesley_early

The Northwest Arctic village of Buckland has been flooding since last night.

(Great aerial drone photos courtesy of John Jones)

http://kotz.org/2021/05/13/buckland-hit-with-heavy-flooding-from-river-ice-break-up/ 4

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