Commissioner of Commerce Anderson to retire in January

Julie Anderson

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday announced the retirement of Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Commissioner Julie Anderson. Her retirement will be effective Jan. 14, 2022.

“Commissioner Anderson’s unwavering belief and vision for Alaska’s future has been an asset in my cabinet,” Dunleavy said. “I am thankful for the hard work and passion she brought to her role and congratulate her on a well-earned retirement.”

“I want to thank Governor Dunleavy for the opportunity to serve in this position. It has been a privilege to work with this Administration in furtherance of strong, resilient communities and economic stability and growth to benefit Alaskans,” Anderson said in a statement.

Under Anderson, the Department of Commerce successfully distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to provide emergency funds to businesses impacted by Covid-19.   

Dunleavy will name a new DCCED commissioner at a later date.


  1. Her “management” of the federal CARES Act funds and involving temporarily Credit Union 1 for distribution was totally unsatisfactory. Pronouncements by anybody to the contrary are wholly inaccurate and untrue.

  2. She was a worthless deep state bureaucrat. Dunleavy, if true to form, will appoint another worthless replacement. Hey standing Small, fix the elections and kick the Lt Gov, wake him up and both of you do your job.

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