Family: My wife Clara, son George and our little sister Tomasa.
Occupation: Director of Leadership and Youth Programs for the Alaska Humanities Forum (Leadership Anchorage)
Previous government experience or community involvement: Over the past 25 years I have served as an executive director of an international nonprofit organization, a small business owner, the Assistant Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the New York State Attorney General, a university professor, a Cultural Envoy for the Western Hemisphere appointed under the Bush and Obama administrations. In 2015, I was appointed by the mayor to serve as Anchorage’s Special Assistant to the Mayor for Economic Development, Education, Youth Development and Diversity. Read more about my track record at (george2021.com/real-results) Today my family and I own a home on the East Side and we have two children in the school district. My wife is a small business owner and I am currently the director of leadership and youth programs for the Alaska Humanities Forum. I remain actively committed to civic service and have mentored dozens of emerging Alaskan leaders over the last 12 years. I sit on boards of several local organizations including Anchorage’s Promise (Kid’s Day), UAA’s Chancellor’s Advisory Board, and ASD’s Multicultural Education Advisory Committee. I am a founding member of the Anchorage Cops for Community’s advisory board, a co-founder of the civic group, We Are Anchorage, and the founder of the Anchorage Artist Cooperative. I am also the co-creator of the Turn Up The Vote nonpartisan democracy festival and a team member of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation work led by the First Alaskans.
Highest level of education: Graduate School – Ph.D Program in Political Science (MEQ)
What is the latest book you’ve read? Or, what book do you recommend and why?: The Organic Globalizer: Hip Hop, Political Development and Movement Culture by Christopher Malone and George Martinez