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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

Commissioner's Office

Commissioner Navarre

Mike Navarre
Commissioner


Deputy Commissioner Parady

Fred Parady
Deputy Commissioner

Commissioner Mike Navarre

As Commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Mike Navarre oversees six divisions and seven corporate agencies. He serves on the boards of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Alaska Marine Pilots, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority. Alaska Energy Authority, Alaska Railroad Corporation, and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Commissioner Navarre also serves on the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership team and the Alaska Mariculture Task Force. He is an active member of the Kenai Peninsula Boy’s and Girl’s Club Board, the Kenai River Brown Bears Board and co-chairs the Arctic Power Board.

Commissioner Navarre came to the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development from Kenai Peninsula Borough where he served as mayor for the past six years, with responsibility for the managing 11 departments, 200 employees and a $120 million municipal budget. He twice served as President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. Prior to his service as the mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, he served Alaskans in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1985 - 1996 in several different roles, including House Majority Leader and Finance Committee chair, as well as serving on the Joint House/Senate Health Care Task Force, the Long Range Financial Planning Commission and the Finance Committee.

Commissioner Navarre is also directly involved in the general and financial management of several privately held businesses in Alaska.

Office Contacts
Mike Navarre Commissioner (907) 465-2500
Fred Parady 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
FAX Number   907) 269-8125