2021 Summer Legislative Conference

August 4-6, 2021
Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, AK

AML is proud to host our annual Summer Legislative Conference – in-person! – August 4-6, 2021 in Fairbanks. We invite local government mayors and managers, as well as other officials, to attend what promises to be a welcome resumption of AML activities.

2021 Summer Legislative Conference

The Summer Legislative Conference is traditionally focused on 1) an update on legislative action that may have impacted local governments, 2) review of outstanding issues found in bills or the budget, and 3) preparation of AML’s policy and position statement. We’ll hear from our lobbying team, State officials and legislators, and discuss priorities facing local governments. The Fairbanks North Star Borough is hosting a reception on Wednesday night and dinner Thursday night is on your own but coordinated in small groups so that you can visit with one another and reconnect.

This year’s schedule is augmented by other activities going on. We’ll kick off the week with the Conference of Young Alaskans, help host the Alaska Defense Forum, and include meetings of both AMMA and ACoM. Please indicate what you plan to attend, and the fee encompasses participation in all events except for COYA. For more information about COYA, visit here.

A courtesy room block has been reserved for AML Conference attendees. There is a 15% off Flexible Rate Group discount by using the code ‘AKMUN073121’.  Hotel rooms may be booked online at www.westmarkhotels.com or via phone (800) 544-0970. Rooms must be booked by July 24th to receive the 15% off Flexible Rate discount.


  • August 1-4 / Conference of Young Alaskans

Emerging young leaders will be invited to participate in this unique, municipal-focused opportunity.  More information can be found here »
Not included in Registration (invite-only).

  • August 3-4 / Alaska Defense Forum

Alaska Defense Communities will produce the second Alaska Defense Forum. The agenda for the morning of August 4th will be specific to local government leaders.
Half Day of this forum is included in your registration.

  • August 4-5 / Alaska Conference of Mayors

Alaska Municipal Management Association Summer Meeting
Included in your registration.

  • August 5-6 / AML Summer Legislative Conference

Included in your registration.

Registration for AML members is $175 and includes:

  • AML Summer Legislative Conference
  • ACoM or AMMA Summer Meeting
  • Half-day of ADF (August 4)


Member rates apply to employees and local officials of AML member municipalities and to AML Affiliate and Associate organizations.

Non-Member registration is $200.

If you have any questions, contact Portland Highbaugh at portlandh@akml.org or 907-790-5306.


Register for the 2021 Summer Legislative Conference

Fill out this form to register for the AML Summer Legislative Conference.
If you have any questions, contact Portland Highbaugh at portlandh@akml.org or call 907-790-5306.