The Central Office provides administrative, outreach, and policy support to the Mayor and the Borough as a whole. Central Office staff assists the Mayor in such areas as:

  • Formulation and administration of Borough policies;
  • Establishing official Borough policies and positions relating to state and federal issues;
  • Projects of Borough-wide importance;
  • Communication with the villages and the public;
  • Policy guidance to all departments;
  • Tribal Affairs assistance to tribal entities;
  • Assistance to residents, departments, and outside entities in dealing with issues and formulating policy;
  • Department re-focusing and re-structuring efforts;
  • Support and participation in regional activities, such as Arctic Economic Development Summit (AEDS) and the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission;
  • Support and participation in international activities, such as Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC) and the International Whaling Convention (IWC).