Anchorage Mayor-elect Dave Bronson announced today that former Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell will be his chief of staff, and former Assemblywoman Amy Demboski will be the new city manager when he is sworn into office on July 1. Campbell has been a key member of his transition team since Bronson was elected and is a former columnist for Must Read Alaska.
Bronson introduced several other people joining his administration, including:
- Portia Noble, Director of Community Engagement
- Colby Hickel, Director of Enterprise Services
- Adam Trombley, Director of Community Development
- David Morgan, director of Health and Human Services
- Niki Tshibaka, Director of Human Resources.
- Mike Robbins, Director of Anchorage Community Development Authority
- Travis Frisk, Chief Fiscal Officer
- Sami Graham, Librarian
- Lance Wilbur, Director of Public Works
- Terrence Shanigan, Director of Legislative Affairs
- Stephanie Williams, Director of Boards and Commissions
- Kolby Hickel, Director of Enterprise Services
- Karl Raszkiewicz, Director of Office of Management and Budget
- Ronald Thompson, Director of Building Services
- Saxton Shearer, Director of Maintenance and Operations
- Christina Cope Hendrickson, Director of Real Estate Services
- Rachelle Alger, Purchasing Director
- Marcus Dahl, Director of Information Technology
- Dr. John Morris, Homeless Coordinator
- Alden Thern, Municipal Projects Director
- Molly Morrison, Municipal Controller
- Carrie Belden, Transportation Inspector
- Ralph Gibbs, Director of Merrill Field
- Steve Ribuffo, Director of Port of Alaska
- Mark Corsentino, General Manager, AWWU
- Mark Spafford, Director of Solid Waste Services
- Josh Durand, Director of Parks and Recreation
- Kent Kohlhase, Director of Project Management and Engineering
- Bob Doehl, Director of Development Services
- Michelle McNulty, Director of Planning
- Dan Moore, Treasurer
- Jamie Acton, Director of Transportation
- Ken McCoy, Police Chief
- Doug Schrage, Fire Chief
- Patrick Bergt, Municipal Attorney
Amy Demboski, the new municipal manager, is currently the deputy commissioner at the Department of Commerce in the Dunleavy Administration. She is a former assemblywoman for Chugiak-Eagle River and has a business management education and background.
Bronson will be sworn in at 8 am on July 1 at a ceremony that will be a fundraiser for Beans Cafe. He will have a ceremonial swearing in that evening on the Delaney Park Strip, when an inaugural block party is planned for 5-9 pm, with the swearing in at 5:30 pm.
A press conference is being planned for July 1, during which he will outline key priorities for the mayor, said volunteer Communication Director Matt Shuckerow.