Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Assembly chose an in-house candidate to lead their legal department.
Robert Palmer came to the City and Borough of Juneau in January, 2014. He succeeds Amy Mead who was recently named a Superior Court Judge in Juneau.
Palmer said he was excited about the promotion, "It was an honor and a great privilege for me. I think the law office here will be able to provide some continuity and stability to the assembly and I look forward to the challenge of helping the community with its legal needs."
The Assembly set his salary at $140,000 annually.
Palmer had been Assistant Attorney for the CBJ. He had previously worked at a small law firm outside of Seattle. He praised Ms. Mead for her assistance.
"She is a brilliant attorney and a great citizen. She helped me learn the ropes in the city and has been a fantastic resource," he added.