Darrel Hess is the Ombudsman for the Municipality of Anchorage. He has called Anchorage home since 1965 and has lived in Fairview since 1987. Darrels public service career started in April 2008 when he was hired by Mayor Mark Begich to work on community-based projects in the Office of Economic & Community Development. In September 2009, Mayor Dan Sullivan appointed Darrel as Anchorage's first Homeless Coordinator. In July 2012, the Anchorage Assembly confirmed Darrel as Anchorage Municipal Ombudsman, and he was reappointed in 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2020. The Municipal Ombudsman serves as an independent, impartial reviewer of constituent complaints and concerns and makes recommendations to the Assembly and Mayor regarding Municipal codes, policies, and procedures.
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