Anchorage Assembly seat up for grabs following Demboski resignation

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An assembly seat is up for grabs after Amy Demboski resigned to take up her position as deputy chief of staff in Gov. Mike Dunleavy's newly sworn-in administration.

The Anchorage Assembly will discuss a resolution determining a vacancy exists for Seat A District 2, Eagle River/Chugiak at the regular meeting Tuesday. The resolution would initiate the process to fill the vacancy.

The Anchorage Municipal Charter outlines the actions the Assembly takes when a vacancy occurs. Charter 7.02(b) allows remaining Assembly members to appoint a qualified interim member within 30 days of the vacancy. The interim member will serve until the next regular Municipal election April 2, 2019.

Tuesday’s resolution acknowledges Demboski’s resignation effective as of Monday, Dec. 3. It states the Assembly plans to fill the vacancy by appointment.

If the resolution is passed, the Municipal Clerk will post an invitation to apply for appointment. Applications will only be accepted through hand delivery or email and must be submitted to the Municipal Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 14.

The Assembly will interview qualified nominees at a public meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20, and call a special meeting to appoint the interim Assembly member that same day.

The Assembly’s appointment may be subject to pending appeals or challenges, if any.

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