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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices in the Atwood Building and the Juneau State Office Building are closed to walk-in traffic at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

AMCO’s headquarters are in Anchorage, Alaska, with two enforcement outposts in Fairbanks and Juneau. The management team consists of the Director, the Program Coordinator, the Enforcement Supervisor and the Administrative Officer. Each member of the management staff works with his or her team to ensure responsive, fair and consistent service to the Boards, the licensing communities, local governments, and the Alaskan public.

Our Staff

Name Position Office Location
Glen Klinkhart Interim Director Anchorage
James Hoelscher Special Investigator II- Enforcement Supervisor Anchorage
Joe Hamilton Special Investigator Anchorage
Joe Bankowski Special Investigator Anchorage
Jeff Rukes Special Investigator Anchorage
Kendrick Whiteman Special Investigator Anchorage
Michael Chiesa Special Investigator Fairbanks
Harry Conway Special Investigator Fairbanks
Steve Johnson Special Investigator Juneau
Jason Davies Criminal Justice Tech Anchorage
Vacant Program Coordinator Anchorage
Vacant Local Government Specialist Anchorage
Jane Sawyer Regulation Specialist II Anchorage
Carrie Craig Records and Licensing Supervisor Anchorage
Randi Baker Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Jacqlene Drulis Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Olivia Frank Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Anthony Zielinski Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Johnathan Church Occupational Licensing Examiner Anchorage
Jennifer Dufresne Administrative Assistant Anchorage
Melissa Walter Administrative Officer-Administrative Supervisor Anchorage
Vacant Administrative Assistant Anchorage

Contact Us

AMCO Unit Email
Admin Staff amco.admin@alaska.gov
Alcohol Licensing Staff alcohol.licensing@alaska.gov
Alcohol Event Permit Staff amco.permits@alaska.gov
Marijuana Handler Permit Staff marijuana.handler@alaska.gov
Marijuana Licensing Staff marijuana.licensing@alaska.gov
Enforcement Staff amco.enforcement@alaska.gov

Newsletters

Please sign up for AMCO’s Alcohol newsletter to receive emails regarding upcoming board meetings, press releases regulation projects, and other useful information.

Please sign up for AMCO’s Marijuana newsletter to receive emails regarding upcoming board meetings, press releases, regulation projects, and other useful information.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Our office is closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch.
Marijuana Handler Permit Hours