Beautiful waterfall in Prince William Sound.


Jim Hunt showing his yellow eye fish catch

Jim Hunt
City Manager

As the top appointed official in the city, the city manager is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the municipality, in addition to other expectations.

Some of the basic roles, responsibilities, and powers of a city manager include: Supervision of day-to-day operations of all city departments and staff through department heads, oversight of all recruitment, dismissal, disciplining and suspensions, operating the city with a professional understanding of how all city functions operate together to their best effect, attends council meetings, but does not have any voting rights, and often serves as Incident Commander-Emergency Manager.

Additional duties may be assigned by the council.

The responsibilities may vary depending upon charter provisions and other local or state laws, rules, and regulations. 

Jackie Wilde
Assistant City Manager

The Assistant City Manager provides assistance and support to the City Manager including analyzing, creating, and implementing operational policies and procedures, assists in preparing the budget, responds to and resolves staff and public inquiries, complaints, and issues, oversees lease and compliance issues, helps manage personnel, and oversees special projects as directed by the City Manager.

Shelby Carlson
City Clerk

(907) 472-2327 • ext 3

The City Clerk is the office upon which the City Council, all City departments, and the general public rely on for information regarding the operations and legislative history of the City. The Clerk is responsible for running elections, maintaining local legislation, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Brown Act (open meeting laws). Before and after Council takes action, the Clerk ensures actions are in compliance with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations as well as ensuring that all actions are properly executed, recorded, and archived.

Dyanna Pratt
Executive Assistant

(907) 472-2327 • ext 4

The Executive Administrator is responsible for managing human resources, payroll, and personnel issues, is the Tax Administrator, handles cash receiving to include lease and utility payments and weekly deposits, issues new business licenses and renews existing licenses, oversees the City’s insurance policies for staff and the City’s property, and updates all City forms annually. The Executive Administrator also handles public concerns and issues as relate to the areas under their control.

Amy Pantaleon Office Assistant

(907) 472-2327 • ext 203

The Office Assistant works directly under the Assistant City Manager and offers administrative, organizational, and clerical support for special projects and other tasks as assigned. This includes organizing files and information, maintaining a calendar of time-sensitive deadlines, corresponding with stakeholders on behalf of the City, researching and reporting findings on various topics, and handling multiple projects. The Office Assistant is also cross-trained to sit as Deputy City Clerk.

Katie Velasco Receptionist

(907) 472-2327 • ext 201

The Receptionist greets visitors, in person or on the phone, answers questions, and/or refers inquiries to the appropriate staff. The Receptionist directs visitors and maintains employee and department directories, gives instructions to visitors, and maintains security by following procedures. The Receptionist is also cross-trained on some Executive Administrator tasks to offer support when the Executive Administrator is not available.