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According to the Home Rule Charter, the Municipal Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the City and Borough of Sitka (CBS). It is his responsibility to direct the operation of the entire City and Borough, including, but not limited to, the hiring and supervision of department heads and the oversight of Municipal property, public works, and budget. He keeps the Assembly informed as to the finances and budget of the CBS and attends and takes part in Assembly meetings and other Municipal business.

John Leach, Municipal Administrator

(907) 747-1812

The Municipal Administrator's Office is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Sitka's government, including managing the city's budget, the city's departments and operations, and programs for communications with residents and employees.

The Municipal Administrator's Office encourages and oversees the efforts of all city departments to promote participation in your local government. The office, along with all other city departments, strives to provide you with information about city projects, considerations before the Assembly, and other issues that impact you.

Mission - Why We Exist
Provide public services for Sitka that support a livable community for all.

Vision - Our Desired Future State

The City and Borough of Sitka is an organization that values everyone and proactively works together to serve the community.  We are fiscally sustainable, supporting a diverse economy and well-managed infrastructure.  We are innovative in seeking ways to protect and preserve Sitka's natural environment.  We are a respected employer where people enjoy their work and provide valued public services.

Values - What Guides Us

  1. People.  People are our greatest asset. We value all people including our community, employees, and visitors. We appreciate the diversity of Sitka, and we respect and celebrate all people. We foster a safe and welcoming environment for all.
  2. Innovation.  Innovation supports a proactive approach to fulfilling our mission. We are forward thinking and continuously working to improve our processes and our people to provide efficient and effective services to our community.
  3. Integrity.  Integrity guides our service delivery, processes, and communication. We are accountable to the Sitka community, and we provide services in a transparent, honest, and ethical manner.
  4. Sustainable.  Sustainability ensures we plan and deliver services with the future in mind.  We are good stewards of taxpayer resources as well as our natural environment.
  5. Service.  Serving the community is our job. We provide service with compassion, kindness, and excellence. We care about our community and organization, and this is reflected in our service levels.

Office of the Municipal Administrator

The Municipal Administrator's Office, located on the third floor of City Hall, is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Information available from the Municipal Administrator's Office includes Assembly meeting dates, agendas and minutes, copies of City ordinances, Assembly voting records, and membership lists of official City boards, commissions and committees.