Legislative Affairs Agency (LAA)

Mailing Address:
State Capitol, Rm. 3
Juneau, AK 99801

Physical Address:
129 6th St.
Juneau, AK 99801-1182

The Legislative Affairs Agency is the vehicle for execution of Legislative Council policy and the carrying out of other statutory and rule assignments made by the Legislature. The Agency is headed by an Executive Director who serves at the pleasure of the council and is responsible for the hiring and direction of the activities of the Agency staff according to the law and directives consistent with law and rule. The Executive Director serves as the coordinating authority for the two functional divisions of the agency.

Office of the Executive Director
Pamela A. Varni, Executive Director 
Phone 465-3800   Fax 465-3234

Division of Administrative Services

The Division of Administrative Services provides management assistance to the Executive Director, administrative support to the Legislature and all divisions, and has the responsibility for accounting, payroll and personnel, maintenance of the Capitol, supply, procurement, data processing, printing, document distribution and the statewide legislative information and teleconference network. There are 21 Legislative Information Offices and nearly 100 volunteer teleconference sites within the state.

Accounting
Jessica Geary, Finance Manager
465-3852 

Information Technology
Tim Banaszak, IT Manager 
465-2419 
Help Desk  465-4357

Information & Teleconferencing
Charles Westmoreland, Manager
465-4648  Fax 465-2864
Legislative Information Offices

Maintenance
Jeff Goodell, Building Manager
465-3708 

Supply
Tina Strong, Procurement Officer
465-6705 
Supply Room - Capitol, Room 3  - 465-3853

Personnel Office
Skiff Lobaugh, Human Resource Manager
465-3854 

Print Shop
John Wright, Manager
Basement, Community & Regional Affairs Building
465-3806 
Printing Services

Documents (session only)
465-3737

 

Division of Legal and Research Services

Legal Services

Legal Services provides bill drafting and legal research/advice for legislators, as well as contract review, session law production, and statute revision.

Legislative Reference Library

The Legislative Reference Library is open to the public as well as legislative personnel, and contains most legislative committee records.

Legislative Research

Legislative Research provides research and information services to Alaska legislators. The agency is non-partisan and accessible to all members of both houses. It is a source of independent and objective information, research, and analysis.

Legal Services
Doug Gardner, Director
465-3867 

Legislative Reference Library
465-3808 

Research Services
Susan Haymes, Manager
465-3991