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March 30, 2021 | John Weddleton

You may not have known Bill Falsey until recently, but you have benefited greatly from his work as city attorney and as city manager. He is brilliant. He is hard working. He gets the job done without fanfare, just simple competence.

That’s what Anchorage needs right now. We don’t need grand agendas. We don’t need to turn a corner. We don’t need the sound and the fury. We just need to get the work of running the city done and done well. Bill has shown he can do that.

Who else running for mayor can say they have already run the city? None. Who else can say they’ve run it well? None. We can go with a sure thing or we can roll the dice. We have a great opportunity this election. Bill Falsey’s the one... Read more

March 18, 2021

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Mayoral candidate Bill Falsey has worked within the Municipality of Anchorage offices since 2015. He started as a municipal attorney and eventually became the municipal manager.

“I oversaw nine departments, three utilities, two enterprises and four offices,” Falsey said. “I’m the only candidate running that has significant executive and local government experience and I want to put that to work.”

Falsey stepped down from his role as Anchorage’s municipal manager late last year so that he could focus on a run for the mayor’s office.

The primary focus for his campaign has been the years of leadership experience he has accumulated, and a proven track record of responding in disaster scenarios... Read More

March 13, 2021

1. Why are you running for mayor?

I am running for mayor because I believe Anchorage’s best days are still ahead of us, and I’m invested in that future. This election is about who is best prepared to meet the current moment, and translate good intentions into real, meaningful action. I’ve helped Anchorage through some tough days before: the Nov. 2018 earthquake; the 2019 wildfire season; and as Incident Commander in 2020, overseeing our local, on-the-ground response to COVID-19. I’ve led the teams that delivered on highly complex projects like the ML&P sale and rebuilding the Port of Alaska. Now, we have to rebuild our economy, make real progress on homelessness, preserve our public safety gains and make the quality-of-life improvements that ensure Anchorage remains a world-class place to live, work and play... Read More

March 12, 2021

Can you give me a short description of yourself?

Bill Falsey served as Anchorage municipal manager from 2017 to 2020, where he oversaw the police, fire, and health departments, among others. From 2015 to 2017, he was Anchorage’s municipal attorney. He is known to residents for his response to the Nov. 2018 earthquake, the 2019 wildfire season, and for serving in 2020 as incident commander responsible for overseeing Anchorage’s on-the-ground response to COVID-19. Mr. Falsey led teams that delivered on the sale of ML&P, which has lowered today’s electric bills; and successful reconstruction of the first piece of the Port of Alaska, the petroleum/cement terminal. He drafted ordinances that restored law enforcement to Girdwood and the Seward Highway; improved healthcare price transparency; and addressed nuisance properties, such as the former Northern Lights Inn. He is a graduate of Dimond and the proud father of two young kids, who he is raising with his wife of 11 years, Jeannette Lee... Read more

March 4, 2021

The upcoming April 2021 mayoral election is about who is best prepared to meet the moment. I’m the only candidate with significant executive-management and local-government experience.

I view public service as a higher calling, to be executed with integrity, and for the single purpose of doing what’s right. Because of earthquakes, fires, and pandemics, voters have seen me walking that talk.

I most recently served as Municipal Manager, where I oversaw nine departments (including police, fire, and health); three utilities; four offices; the Port and Merrill Field. I supervised nearly 1500 general-government employees. Before that, I was City Attorney, where I oversaw the civil law division, prosecutor’s office, and administrative hearing office.

I know the city. I know how to build and lead successful teams. And I have a record of delivering real solutions... Read More

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