Kodiak Mayor Honored for Decades of Service


Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson receives the Vic Fischer Local Government Leadership Award from Vic Fischer, at AML’s recent conference. Photo provided 

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Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson was honored recently by the Alaska Municipal League for her contributions to improve local government and communities in Alaska.

Branson was awarded the Vic Fischer Local Government Leadership Award at the recent Alaska Municipal League Local Government Conference. 

The Vic Fischer Award was established in 2000 by the  Alaska Municipal League board of directors in honor of Mr. Fischer, who helped shape local government at the Alaska Constitutional Convention before statehood. He  has served the public in various capacities for over 50 years and has written numerous books and articles on  the history of local government in Alaska.

Mayor Branson has served as a Kodiak elected official for 16 years, beginning as a borough assembly member where she served 12 years before being elected to the Kodiak City Council in 2010. In 2011 she was elected Mayor of the City of Kodiak and continues to serve in that role. 

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