Local 71 President Matt Cruickshank Named to Anchorage Employee Relations Board

We congratulate our Public Employees Local 71 LIUNA President, Matt Cruickshank on his appointment to the Anchorage Municipal Employee Relations Board by Mayor Dave Bronson. Matt has led our union as President since January of 2022 and his appointment to this board is another testament to the respect that Local 71 carries in our communities.

Matt has been a Local 71 Member since August 30, 2006; and is employed as a Maintenance Specialist Lead with DOTPF. He previously served as our Sergeant at Arms. He ran for and was elected by the membership to serve as the Recording Secretary for another term during our regular election of officers in 2020, as well as one of our District Council Representatives. Matt was appointed Vice President by the Executive Board when the position was vacated by Cathy Lavender, who filled the vacancy left by Todd Peplow in August of 2021. Matt was appointed President by a vote of the Executive Board in January of 2022. Matt also serves as a Shop Steward. The Union President presides over meetings of the membership and board.

The Anchorage Assembly will hear his appointment at their meeting on June 20th.

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