Municipal Activity Committee

Mission Statement: To monitor relevant issues affecting the local business community, and help develop responses to such issues.

Meetings will be held from Noon to 1 pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the Anchorage Chamber board room.

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Julie Hasquet (co-chair) - Chugach Electric Association, Inc.
Calvin Schrage (co-chair) - Frontier Tutoring
Art Clark - Broker
John Weddleton - Bosco's
Forrest Dunbar - Anchorage Assembly
JR Wilcox - Prudhoe Bay Chemical, LLC
George Vakalis - Vakalis & Associates





  • Responsible for the Anchorage Chamber advocacy program related to municipal business including development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Responsible for considering the needs of our members and the municipality priorities of the board.
  • Responsible for researching and monitoring progress of all proposed legislation in the municipality and state arenas relevant to our mission of advancing a successful business climate
  • Prioritizes proposed legislation on which the Anchorage Chamber can have a significant impact, creates an advocacy strategy, and makes recommendations to the board.

Committee Goals

  • Inventory and review priorities relevant to the Municipality of Anchorage.
  • Consider the need to survey membership for municipal issues of concern.
  • Develop municipal priorities and advocacy plan for each priority.
  • Develop standard language and format for letters of support and public testimony for each priority.
  • Describe action to be taken for each priority.
  • Review pending legislation and prioritize based on member concerns.
  • Work with staff to report to the membership the activities of the committee and how to engage on a regular basis (monthly).
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