Capitol Brief by Senator Bill Wielechowski

Keeping In Touch

Representing Northeast Anchorage Neighborhoods and Elmendorf AFB

November 1, 2013
Senator Bill Wielechowski
Bill Wielechowski

716 W 4th Suite 540
Anchorage, AK 99501
fax  269.0122


State Capitol, Rm 419
Juneau, AK 99801
FAX: 907.465.6615

Contact the Governor
Governor Parnell's Anchorage office may be reached at 269-7450, or e-mail him at

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Contact your
Congressional Delegation

Senator Mark Begich,
Anchorage Office:
Sen. Mark Begich

Senator Lisa Murkowski,
Anchorage Office:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Congressman Don Young,
Anchorage Office:


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

        Alaska is home to more than 77,000 veterans and 23,000 active duty military who are an important part of our Alaska family and economy. Please join me and other legislators on November 5, 6-7:30pm at Wendler Middle School for a Military and Veteran Town Hall. We want to hear from you about how we can improve our services and support. We have also invited military and veterans organizations who will have an opportunity to talk about their mission.

Thank you to everyone who came to share their thoughts and ideas on the U-Med Northern Access Project at our recent town hall meeting
Thank you to everyone who came to share their thoughts and ideas on the U-Med Northern Access Project at our recent town hall meeting

Get involved with your Community Council 

        Community councils are a great way to get involved and stay informed about what is happening in your neighborhood. They are also a great place for legislators to hear your concerns and work with you to improve our community.

        A few other things you may not know about the role of community councils:

•   Each year community councils provide a list of capital improvement projects to the Municipality and to the Legislature. This list helps us advocate for neighborhood improvements such as sidewalks, road repairs, trail lighting, park improvements and community patrols.

•   Community councils weigh in on development projects through letters of support or opposition, or through formal resolutions passed by the council.

•   Community councils receive presentations from organizations, municipal and state departments and many others to allow neighbors to find out what is happening in their areas. This gives residents an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

        I represent three community council districts including:

        Northeast Community Council: meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm at the Northeast Community Center, 1251 Muldoon Road.

        Russian Jack Community Council: meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm at the Wonder Park Elementary School Library, 5101 E 4th Ave.

        University Area Community Council: meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the University Baptist Church, 4313 Wright Street.

        If you are interested in finding out more information please click the links above for your community council or visit the Federation of Community Councils website.

Senator Wielechowski speaking at the Native Leaders Symposium
Senator Wielechowski speaking at the Native Leaders Symposium

Follow-up Meeting on Nunaka Valley Project

        There will be a follow-up meeting to discuss the latest with the Nunaka Valley Pedestrian Safety Project on Tuesday, November 12, 7pm at Nunaka Valley Elementary School. This meeting will focus on prioritizing the project ideas with input from the community. Please contact Lori Schanche, Project Manager with the Municipality of Anchorage, if you have any questions, ideas or concerns. 

        As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call my office at 269-0120. And don’t forget – you can always follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more breaking information.



Bill Wielechowski
Alaska State Senator
District G - Anchorage