Items in this E-news:
  • Holiday Check-In
  • Constituent Coffee on Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Earthquake Relief & Safety Information
  • Upcoming Community Council Meetings
Holiday Check In!
The snow has finally arrived! Roads are icy, so please remember to drive slow and take a few extra seconds at the stop light for oncoming traffic.

The Governor's budget will come out in mid-January instead of December 15th.

The Anchorage Legislative Information Offices (LIO) are under construction, so my staff and I will be without an Anchorage office until next spring. I'm always available by phone (269-0123) or email (, but if you'd like to meet with me in person, contact me and we can try and schedule a meeting in town or in one of the conference rooms on the ground floor of the LIO.

Constituent Coffee on Saturday, December 15th
Earthquake Relief & Safety Information
On November 30th, Southcentral Alaska was rocked to its core. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 was reported between Palmer and Anchorage at 8:29 a.m. For those of you who had serious to moderate damage to your homes or property, there may be some financial relief assistance available for you. The Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management reports that any individual that has damaged property (after insurance has kicked in) can apply for assistance. You will need:

  • Photos or other proof of damage
  • Documentation
  • Access to the damaged property

The number to reach Emergency Management is 1-855-445-7131. You can also visit their website where they have more information:

The Department of Transportation & Public Facilities has provided a way for you to receive earthquake assessment updates. You can sign up here.
Upcoming Community Council Meetings for District 16

The most local form of government we have in Alaska is the Community Council. We have three in our District. You can find the agendas and more information on the individual community council websites we have linked below. If you don't know which one is yours, call our office at 269-0123 and we will help you figure it out!

  • Russian Jack - Second Wednesday of the month, next one is tonight, Dec. 12th, 6:30 pm at Wonder Park Elementary School.

  • Northeast - Third Thursday of the month, next one is next month, Jan. 17th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Muldoon Community Assembly Youth Facility, 1005 North Ermine St.

  • University Area - First Wednesday of the month, next one is Jan. 2nd, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the University Baptist Church on Tudor Road.
To learn about other upcoming events and meetings, follow me on Facebook and Twitter . You can also check my website for past newsletters and updates on legislation.

Keep in touch!
Phone Number: (907) 269-0123.