On cusp of being sworn in as the next mayor of Anchorage on July 1, Dave Bronson released a list of key administrative appointments who represent his commitment to conservative principles.
According to the June 28 announcement, former Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell has been tapped to serve as chief of staff, and former Anchorage Assemblywoman Amy Demboski to serve as city manager.
“From the beginning, our team has been determined to put together a team focused on making Anchorage a better, brighter and more resilient community,” Bronson said. “We represent a new direction for the Municipality of Anchorage, but also an emphasis on continuity of services and finding government efficiencies through direct knowledge and decades of frontline experience.”
The list of key officials includes a new head librarian, Sami Graham. She is a strong conservative who narrowly lost her school board race this past spring.
Mike Robbins, who ran against Bronson in the recent mayoral election, was tapped to serve as Executive Director of Anchorage Community Development Authority.
Another notable appointment is Portia Noble to serve as Director of Community Engagement. Noble who has served as vice president of the Anchorage Republican Women’s Club, and as the field director for Americans for Prosperity, Alaska.
Niki Tshibaka, husband of U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka, was appointed to serve as Director of Human Resources.
According to city code, mayoral appointments for all heads of municipal departments are subject to confirmation by the Assembly. All other heads of city agencies do not require Assembly confirmation.
With the Anchorage Assembly controlled by a far-left majority, the confirmation process will likely include robust debate. Below is the full list of Bronson’s appointments.