Anchorage Assemblywoman Suzanne LaFrance of South Anchorage is the new acting chair of the Assembly, while Chris Constant of downtown has become acting vice chair.
The two replace Acting Chair Felix Rivera and Acting Vice Chair John Weddleton, but the situation is temporary.
The Assembly could reorganize again once Mayor-elect Dave Bronson is sworn into office and Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson returns to her seat on the Assembly, representing West Anchorage.
The Anchorage government has been in “acting” mode since Oct. 23, when former Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigned after a scandal erupted. Quinn-Davidson, who was chair of the Assembly, became acting mayor that day, temporarily reorganizing the Assembly and blocking anyone from taking her seat. It’s possible that Quinn-Davidson will not actually return to the Assembly, as she is rumored to be a pick for a position in the Biden Administration.