The award was presented by Fischer Thursday night at AML’s 61st Annual Local Government Conference in Fairbanks.
The AML Board of Directors established the Vic Fischer Local Government Leadership Award in 2000 in honor of Fischer, who was the secretary to the Committee on Local Government for the Alaska Constitutional Convention. He also served more than 50 years in local and state government.
According to the AML, officials nominated for the award must show significant statewide contributions to improving local government and communities in Alaska.
Botelho is in his third term as mayor of the capital city. He also served as mayor from 1988 to 1991. He’s often described being mayor as the best job he’s ever had. Botelho served eight years as Alaska Attorney General under two governors.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.
- Senate Bill 91 is one of the most hotly debated bills of the session.
- "A one candidate shift I don’t think it’ll make a difference. But five? That could make a difference," said GOP chairman Peter Goldberg regarding Donald Trump's delegate count.
- When the second phase of the project is complete next year, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan will all be able to accommodate four Panamax ships at once.