The AML Annual Local Government Conference is the premier meeting for municipal officials in Alaska. The 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’s Annual Local Government Conference – Fires, Foundations, Futures – reflects the high level of uncertainty, challenge, and change that local governments are facing. We know that multiple crises – public health and economy – mean that a lot of all of our time has been reallocated to putting out fires. Even while a significant amount of time has been spent, then, on those challenges, that doesn’t mean that our foundational issues go away – you still have public safety, education, and other essential service to deliver. There is still work to be done on the basics. Finally, the State’s fiscal position gives us cause for concern. The deficit facing the State and the lack of resources on hand to apply to that deficit means that upcoming policy decisions may very well affect our futures. We do believe there are multiple paths that will develop as we move forward, impacting different groups of members differently.

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 online!

Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Training – November 9-10, 2020
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, November 9th – Tuesday, November 10th. A separate registration fee is required. A $50 discount is offered for NEO participants who also attend the Local Government Conference.

Priorities, Resolutions & Position Statements
An important part of the Annual Local Government Conference is to discuss and approve the 2021 AML Legislative Priorities, Position Statements and adopt Resolutions on key legislative issues. The process is completed at the business meeting during the conference, where the membership will review and adopt the 2021 documents.

2021 Resolutions Procedure

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?
2021 Election Application

Annual Municipal Awards 

Alaska Municipal League invites you to nominate up to four municipal leaders who have shown extraordinary leadership and commitment to excellence in local government. Now more than ever, it’s important to recognize standout leaders and dedication in the good times and not-so-good times. The four categories are:

  • Municipal Official of the Year
  • Municipal Employee of the Year
  • Emerging Municipal Leader
  • Vic Fischer Local Government Leadership Award

Nominations are due by October 16, 2020. 

2020 Awards Nomination Form

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