Dave Bronson sworn in as mayor of Anchorage

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Dave Bronson was sworn in as Anchorage mayor Thursday morning during an inaugural ceremony.

The inauguration, at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown, was performed by the municipal clerk during a breakfast and benefit for Bean’s Café.

Before the ceremony, Bronson thanked his family and the administration of former Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson.

“As my administration takes office, we do so with a commitment to all of you to strive each and every day to live up to the responsibilities the residents of Anchorage have entrusted in all of us,” Bronson said.

“We’re here to support and serve the people of Anchorage, to listen, to learn, to never take our roles as public servants for granted, to bring new ideas and new solutions to the table, to encourage growth and economic activity, to provide for the level of services we all should expect and to look for ways to get the job done in a more cost efficient and effective manner,” he said.


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After Bronson was sworn in, he received a standing ovation from the crowd of about 500. Several Assembly members and Alaska U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan were at the event, along with homeless service providers.

Bronson at 10 a.m. is set to announce a series of mayoral orders and policies, according to transition team spokesman Matt Shuckerow.

Emily Goodykoontz

Emily Goodykoontz is a reporter covering Anchorage local government and general assignments. She previously covered breaking news at The Oregonian in Portland before joining ADN in 2020. Contact her at