Alaska Local Government Primer (2023)

Published for Alaskans who wish to know more about how Alaska’s local governments work, the Primer provides background on the basic structure, powers, and duties of Alaska’s local governments. Find the latest edition here.

AML Legislative Update

AML’s weekly Legislative Update is compiled and distributed by e-mail to AML Members every Friday during sessions of the Alaska State Legislature. This Update highlights the legislative developments and action opportunities affecting Alaska’s local governments. If you are an AML member and want to receive the AML Legislative Update, please email or call us at (907) 586-1325.

Municipal Officials Directory

The Directory is updated and published annually by the Alaska Municipal League. The Directory lists incorporated municipalities in Alaska and includes addresses and phone numbers, population, taxes, elections, services, names of council/assembly members, mayors, and key staff. This can also be accessed on our website. One free copy of the MOD will be automatically sent to AML Members, please use the order form below to purchase additional copies.

Alaska Municipal Benefit & Salary Survey

The Survey is a comparative listing of actual salaries, fringe benefits, and salary ranges for 50 job classifications in Alaska municipalities of various sizes. The Survey is updated annually in September. In FY2020, AML decided to send out the Salary Survey via PDF format, if members would like to order a printed copy, they can request that below or fill out this order form.

Newly Elected Officials Seminar Materials

This packet contains the training materials used in the Newly Elected Officials Training Seminar,  including The Elected Officials Handbook, a good primer for the newly elected official on the duties and responsibilities of an assembly or council member. Other materials in the packet are handouts on Alaska local government issues given to NEO Seminar Participants by the facilitator and seminar speakers.

Municipal Clerks Handbook

The Municipal Clerks Handbook describes the main duties and responsibilities of municipal clerks in Alaska and provides “how to” instructions for doing them.  Please visit to order or to download online. Please select the link below to order AML publications online.

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