Annual Local Government Conference
“Working Together, Making a Difference”
The AML Annual Local Government Conference is the premier meeting for municipal officials in Alaska. The three-day event brings together more than 400 local municipal officials, including mayors, borough assembly and city council members, municipal managers, administrators, attorneys and other appointed officials and municipal staff. Many state and federal officials attend, alongside Alaska’s business leaders and community organizations.
This year, the State’s fiscal policy has highlighted for many the inter-dependence of the state and local government; a partnership that has developed over the years as envisioned by the State’s founders. While that partnership has been tested, and questioned, the reality is that Alaska can be most successful when multiple levels of government work together and not against one another. The theme of AML’s Annual Conference builds on this, as we seek collaborative solutions to the State’s challenges.
AML’s Annual Conference provides a venue where municipal leaders can share best practices and lessons in innovation, efficiency and effective delivery of services. It’s an opportunity for dialogue and relationship-building. It’s a table at which we can come together and work toward solutions. We look forward to seeing you there.
Training & Networking
The AML 69th Annual Conference begins with Newly Elected Officials Training (NEO) Monday & Tuesday, November 18 & 19.
The AML Conference is Wednesday – Friday, November 20th – 22nd.
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 Saturday, November 16, 2019. Affiliate conference contacts.
Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Training – Agenda coming soon.
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 18 & 19, 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 2020 AML Legislative Priorities, Position Statements and adopt Resolutions on key legislative issues. The process is completed at the 69th Annual Business Meeting on Friday, November 22nd at 9:00 a.m. where the membership will review and adopt the 2020 documents.
Position Statement Guidelines
Draft 2020 Position Statement & Priorities from Summer Conference – coming soon
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 exhibiting or sponsoring click links for more information. Exhibit information or Sponsor Information
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.
AML 2020 Board Declaration of Candidacy Application
25th 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. Awards will be presented during the AML President’s Reception on Thursday evening during the Annual Conference.
Awards of Excellent Packet.pdf