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Commissioner's Office

Commissioner Chris Hladick

Commissioner Hladick comes to the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development from Unalaska where he served as City Manager since 2001. In that period, the city built the Carl E. Moses Boat Harbor, renovated the Spit Dock, built the Coast Guard Dock and a new diesel powerhouse, laid asphalt on previously unpaved streets, and completed the elementary school, which was already under construction when he arrived. He was also directly responsible for the day to day operation of city services and programs, and long term planning goals for the city.

Commissioner Hladick was recently appointed by the Legislature to Alaska's Arctic Policy Commission and is an active member of both AML (Alaska Municipal League) and SWAMC (Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference). In 2011, he was selected by the AML Board of Directors to be the Municipal Employee of the Year.

Previously, Chris served as City Manager in Dillingham, Alaska, and as the City Manager and Public Works Director in Galena, Alaska.

Office Contacts:
(907) 465-2500
Deputy Commissioner
(907) 465-2500
Micaela Fowler Legislative Liaison (907) 465-2503
Abigail Enghirst Special Assistant (907) 269-8159
Linda Mattson Executive Secretary (907) 465-2500
Outreach Coordinator
(907) 269-8100
FAX Number
(907) 269-8125