Hello, my name is Forrest Dunbar, and I've been honored to represent East Anchorage on the Assembly since April of 2016. I'm a lifelong Alaskan, originally from Eagle on the Yukon River and Cordova on Prince William Sound. My parents are both graduates of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and my sister attended West Valley High School.
Before the Assembly, I was the Vice President of the Scenic Foothills Community Council in Southern Muldoon, and helped found the Muldoon Farmers Market. I am a commissioned officer in the Alaska Army National Guard, where I serve as a captain, and helped write the Alaska Code of Military Justice. I am a member of the Alaska Bar Association, as well as Congregation Beth Sholom in the district.
On the Assembly, I've focused my efforts on jobs, quality of life, and public safety. I've partnered with my colleagues and Mayor Berkowitz to significantly increase the size of the Anchorage Police Department, and voted for increased funding for the snow removal budget. My aide and I have responded to hundreds of constituent emails, and helped dozens of residents navigate Municipal services. I've been active in fighting for funding for East Anchorage, working with Pete Petersen to get bond projects like upgrades to Scenic Foothills roads and drainage, construction in the new Chanshtnu Muldoon Park, and increased funding for traffic calming throughout the district. In 2017, my colleagues selected me as the Vice Chair of the Assembly. In 2018, I was honored to serve as Chair as the Assembly passed a balanced budget, responded to the November 30th Earthquake, and completed authorization for the sale of ML&P.