Robert Palmer named municipal attorney

    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.





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