CBJ assembly member Karen Crane will be the next president of the Alaska Municipal League board of directors. Currently, Crane is first vice president. She’ll take up her new position at the end of this week’s AML conference in Anchorage.
Crane says she’s excited to be working with communities around the state. On top of the annual meeting in November and meetings in the spring and summer, Crane says she’ll be busy throughout the legislative session as AML responds to various pieces of legislation.
“We are watching everything that’s proposed, deciding where the league might be helpful and providing testimony and information to the legislature as they do their work,” Crane explains.
Crane says a big issue coming up is making sure revenue-sharing funds are available to all communities in Alaska, “Municipal league only works on those issues that concern all communities in the state and have agreement. We do not take positions on issues that divide.”
This is Crane’s fourth year in the municipal league. Crane originally became second vice president through an AML election, and automatically succeeded to first vice president, and now president.
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