The Central Office is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Department in partnership with division managers and each member of the staff.  The support staff performs day-to-day administrative tasks and is often the first contact with the public and other departments.  In accordance with the Mission Statement, timely service to the public in person, by mail, and by phone, is emphasized in the Central Office and in all divisions.

Through a participatory process both short- and long-range planning services are provided. This includes Comprehensive Plan monitoring and updating, the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan, village comprehensive plans, Coastal Zone Management, and more.
The Central Office also provides administrative support to the North Slope Borough Planning Commission and the Barrow Zoning Commission and works with multi-departmental committees on topics ranging from Borough land selections to local traffic safety.  The Planning Commission oversees the administration of Titles 18 and 19.  It also reviews and makes recommendations on the Comprehensive Plan, Capital Improvements Project program, and on public improvements. The Barrow Zoning Commission oversees enforcement and interpretation of Title 19 within the Barrow city limits and makes recommendations for Barrow’s Comprehensive Plan in coordination with the City of Barrow.

Contact

Gordon Brower, Director
Phone Number: (907) 852-0320
Fax Number: (907) 852-0322

Mabel Kaleak, Deputy Director
Phone Number: (907) 852-0320
Fax: (907) 852-0322

Seeseei Pili, Assistant to the Director
Phone Number (907) 852-0320
Fax: (907) 852-0322