Dunleavy inaugural celebration schedule announced

Mike Dunleavy’s inaugural events will stretch from Dec. 2 to Dec. 16 at locations across Alaska, with another event in February in Anchorage. (Photo by Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)

Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s transition team announced Friday the schedule of inaugural celebrations.

Other than the swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 3 in Noorvik, the transition team said Alaskans can expect a combination of formal events and less formal, family-centered events. The events will be across the state.

  • There will be pre-inaugural events in Kotzebue on Dec. 2.
  • There will be a celebration on Dec. 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla.
  • On Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Soldotna Sports Center.
  • On Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Anchorage Christian School.
  • On Dec. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m., there will be an open house and inaugural celebration at the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau.
  • On Dec. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
  • Another event will be in Anchorage in February.

Inaugural celebration co-chair Cynthia Henry says Dunleavy is “more Carhartt than tuxedo.”

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct the start time for the celebration in Wasilla.

Andrew Kitchenman

State Government Reporter, Alaska Public Media & KTOO

State government plays an outsized role in the life of Alaskans. As the state continues to go through the painful process of deciding what its priorities are, I bring Alaskans to the scene of a government in transition.

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