Summer Legislative Conference

August 13 - 15, 2024 | Kodiak, Alaska
Alaska Municipality League

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 priorities, resolutions, policy and position statement. We hear from our lobbying team, State officials and legislators, and discuss priorities facing local governments.

Kodiak Marketplace
111 W Rezanof Drive
Kodiak, Alaska

Registration Cost: $275

Provisional Agenda

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 AMMA and ACoM Meetings

7:30am to 10:30am AML Board of Directors 

8am to 4pm Alaska Municipal Management Association 

11:00am to 4pm Alaska Conference of Mayors 

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 AML Legislative Conference

8:00 am               Breakfast

8:30 am               Welcome and Introductions

    • Mayor Pat Branson, City of Kodiak
    • Mayor Scott Arndt, Kodiak Island Borough
    • Beth Weldon, AML Board President
    • Gary Stevens, Alaska State Legislature (invited)
    • Louise Stutes, Alaska State Legislature (invited)

8:45 am               Director’s Update

    • Nils Andreassen, Alaska Municipal League

9:00 am               Review of 33rd Legislature & State of the State

    • AML Lobbying Team

10:00 am             Break

10:30 am             Causes and Impact of Erosion of the Local Tax Base

12:00 pm             Lunch – Cultivating Communities for Alaska’s Future

    • Kevin Berry
    • Nolan Klouda
    • Jon Bittner (invited)

1:30 pm               Planning & Capacity for Community Development and Public Works

3:00 pm               Break

3:30 pm               Advancing an Equitable System of Education Funding

4:30 pm               Adjourn

6:00 pm               Reception – Location TBD

Thursday, August 15, 2024 AML Legislative Conference

8:00 am               Breakfast

  • APEI and AMLJIA Consolidation
    • Brennen Hickok, Deputy Director, AMLJIA

8:30 am               Discussion of AML Policy Statement

Attendees will participate in small group discussion of current policy statements and identify potential changes or improvements for consideration by the Legislative Committee.

Plenary Discussion of State & Federal Legislative Issues

  • What are municipal priorities?
  • What are changes and State or Federal policy that AML should address?
  • What are suggested topics AML could attempt to address?
  • Resolutions to be considered by AML at Annual Meeting?

Review of Resolutions

Attendees will participate in plenary discussion of current and potential new resolutions for consideration of the Resolutions Committee, either identifying individual community interest or potential AML board resolutions. The final slate of resolutions will still go through standard AML processes.

  • Old – recommended action to remove or improve slate of resolutions.
  • New
    • Maintaining Local Control in Charter School Formation

10:00 am             Break

10:30 am             Candidate Town Hall

  • Attendees will provide information about local governments, advance municipal priorities, ask questions, and suggest policy positions during a webinar attended by any candidate running for state or statewide office. Candidates may respond along the way, and answer or follow up shared with attendees at the conclusion.

12:00 pm             Closing Session & Lunch – Congressional Delegation (invited)

1:00 pm               Adjourn


Details, registration, lodging, and travel information for the conference in Kodiak are below.


Last date to book with group rate is July 26th

Best Western Kodiak Inn
236 W Rezanof Drive
Booking Link:

Kodiak Compass Suites
203 Alder Lane
To Book: Call hotel directly at 907-486-1086
Last date to book with group rate is July 26th

Quality Inn Kodiak
1395 Airport Way
Phone number – 907-487-2700
Group Name – Alaska Municipal League
Group Number – KL62T2
Booking Link –
Last date to book with group rate is July 12
Note: if you choose this hotel please know it may not be within walking distance of the Conference Center and transporation will not be provided by AML

Who Should Attend?

AML Summer Conference: Mayors, Managers, Administrators, Councilmembers, Assembly members

Alaska Conference of Mayors: Mayors, Vice-Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Councilmembers, Assembly members

Alaska Municipal Management Association: Managers, Administrators, Chiefs of Staff, and similar positions

Contact: Sarah King at or 907-790-5378.

Is your municipality interested in hosting a future conference?

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