I hope everyone has a restful time with family and friends. I’m so grateful for my many blessings, including the opportunity to serve our area for two more years. I try to take time everyday to be thankful and also to think of those less fortunate. In the coming year, I hope to do more than ever to create positive change to improve the lives of our neighbors who are struggling. The opportunity to do this work is yet another blessing and I look forward to working with all of you on this shared goal.Read more
Anchorage – Law enforcement agencies, health care providers, and Fred Meyer stores across Alaska are teaming up to collect unused prescription drugs on Saturday as part of the 15th National Drug Take Back Day. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is urging Alaskans to prevent the abuse and theft of prescription drugs by properly disposing of them at authorized collection sites.Read more
Anchorage – Earlier this month, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) became the first Alaskan honored with a “Women In Politics Making a Difference Award” by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Winners were selected for outstanding work in a state legislature by NCSL’s Women’s Legislative Network.Read more
If you missed the constituent meeting, I hope you can join me for coffee from 9-10 at Yes Bistro. We had a great meeting and I want to make sure everyone gets the important information shared with attendees.
Coffee is on me!
Last weekend dozens of neighbors stopped by the Mountain View Library for lunch and for our annual Fall Constituent Meeting. WE were joined by Captain Case from the Anchorage Police Department, Cathleen McLaughlin from Partners for Progress, George Martinez from the Office of Mayor Berkowitz, Beth Nordlund from the Anchorage Parks Foundation, and Mr. C from the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club. After a public safety update, our conversation shifted to youth programming- and the dozen of young people who attended our meeting got a chance to step outside of the group, talk with my staff, and together, they organized a list of activities they’d like to see in the district!Read more
Anchorage – Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) will highlight the importance of voting to our democracy during events Tuesday in Anchorage as part of National Voter Registration Day. Rep. Tarr will host voter registration events in the Mountain View and Airport Heights neighborhoods of Anchorage.Read more
Anchorage – Saturday, September 22nd, from 12-2:15 pm at the Mountain View Library, Representative Geran Tarr will be hosting her annual Fall Constituent Meeting. Lunch will be provided and neighbors from Mountain View, Airport Heights, and Russian Jack are invited and encouraged to attend this family-friendly event.Read more
Last week was very special for me, as progress was made on two issues I’ve been working on for a long time. I spent a whole day at a meeting with leaders from many state agencies discussing how to implement the state’s new trauma informed policy that passed in SB 105. Many thanks to the many groups involved with the Alaska Resilience Initiative for helping to make this lasting and systemic change in state government and delivery of services. We will now be more prevention focused!Read more