Katie Koester, Engineering & Public Works Director

Katie Koester joined the City and Borough of Juneau team in March of 2020. She is from Homer, Alaska where she was born and raised and served for 5 years as City Manager. Before working for the City of Homer, she spent 7 years as a legislative aide with the Alaska State Legislature, where she grew to love the sense of place and community in the capital city and set her sights on returning permanently one day. She has an undergraduate degree in Government from Smith College, a graduate degree in Political Science from the Pontific Catholic University of Chile where she studied as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and is pursuing her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast. When not working, Katie takes every opportunity she can to explore the endless trails Juneau has to offer with her children Gus, Willym, and husband Doug.

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1801, 2022

January 18th, 2022|

New City Hall Public Forum

CBJ will be holding a public forum on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 pm (Alaska time) to get feedback on site selection for a potential New City Hall.

When: Jan 26, […]

712, 2021

Crest Street Reconstruction

December 7th, 2021|

Crest Street Reconstruction work started in the Fall of 2021 is complete.  The remainder of Crest Street (between Yandukin Dr. and Mallard St. will be completed beginning in the Spring of 2022.  This work will […]

712, 2021

City Offices Open

December 7th, 2021|

Masks are still required when visiting CBJ offices.  Prefer to stay home?  You may also reach staff by calling the division number listed below. 
Engineering 586-0800
Utilities Operations 586-0393
Utilities […]

309, 2021

Capital Transit Valley Transfer Station

September 3rd, 2021|

Work has begun on the Capital Transit Valley Transfer Station site, located along the Mendenhall Mall Road between Asiana Garden restaurant and NAPA Auto Parts store.  Construction will occur between September 2021 and June 2022.  […]

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