Acting Municipal Attorney Blair Christensen will be departing from the Municipality to pursue a new opportunity, the Mayor’s Office said.
Christensen has worked in the city’s Law Department for nine years. Her last day will be Feb. 8.
“I have valued my time working with Blair, and have found her to be incredibly sharp, professional, and a huge asset to the Municipality. I want to wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors,” said Mayor Dave Bronson.
“My time working on behalf of the people of Anchorage has been one of the greatest jobs and honors of my life. The people I have had the fortune of working with and learning from have made this job something special,” Christiansen said in a statement. “I want to thank the Mayor for his trust in me over the last 5-months, as I served as Acting Municipal Attorney.”
Bronson had picked Patrick Bergt as his municipal attorney when he took office in June of 2021. Bergt left a year later to work for ACS, and the Anchorage Assembly refused to approve Bronson’s second choice, Mario Bird, who served only briefly as acting municipal attorney and who is now a senior policy advisor to the mayor. Christensen was likely to be confirmed, as she is well known by the Anchorage Assembly.