Jordan Adams to Lead Public Employees Local 71



Friday, March 8th, 2019


Jennifer Yuhas, Strategic Communications Director

Local 71 Headquarters

2510 Arctic Boulevard / Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone. 907-276-7211 ext.9

Jordan Adams to Lead Public Employees Local 71

 A Seamless Transition for Membership

ANCHORAGE, AK--- Jordan Adams has been named Business Manager / Secretary Treasurer of the Public Employees Local 71 Bargaining Unit at the recommendation of Dennis Moen effective upon his March 1st retirement by the Local 71 Executive Board elected by the unit’s general membership.

Jordan is a long-time member, taking his first Union position with State DOT in Healy as a heavy equipment operator in December of 2005. He has served as a Shop Steward and became the Northern Region Business Representative for Local 71 in 2013. His last year and a half  were spent working directly under Dennis Moen, as Assistant Business Manager in Anchorage. Upon his retirement, Dennis said: “Jordan stepped into his recent leadership position in such a way that he is more than ready to take the reins for a seamless transition. He has an excellent understanding of the Local which will continue to improve the quality of life for our members and family; and he has earned my full confidence in his leadership, allowing us all to move forward earlier than we thought we could.  There is no reason for me to stand in the way of this progress.

Jordan is also the new chairperson for the Local 71 Health Trust. He has served on the Trust board for years and truly cares about the health of our members and their families.

Local 71 is enthusiastic about this transition and credits its leadership with a strong investment in proper succession planning and mentorship.  Staff and involved members wish Dennis and his wife Melody the best in their new home in Southeast Alaska. Dennis Moen noted Friday that if anyone needs him, he can be “found on his boat.” 


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Local 71 is a statewide Local Union representing roughly 2,500 members in public sector employment.

 We have offices in Fairbanks, and Juneau, and a Main Office in Anchorage.

Our members are hard workers and good neighbors who contribute greatly to their communities. 

We proudly offer members-only benefits including training, job referrals, scholarships, health trust, discounts, and other support.

More information may be found at or our Facebook page.