Tarr's Times


What Happened at the Constituent Meeting?

Did you miss the meeting? To see the livestreamed video, please click here.


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!



National Voter Registration Day


My staffer Diana registering a neighbor to vote!


This year’s National Voter Registration Day was a success! Our fourth year promoting nonpartisan civic engagement paid off! We registered almost 40 people over the course of the day at two locations in our neighborhood: the Red Apple Market on Bragaw, and the Carrs at the Northway Mall. For questions about your voter registration status, feel free to contact the Division of Elections at: (907) 522-8683. Remember that the last day to get registered before the general election is October 7th!


House Resources Food Security Subcommittee Meeting 10/1!

Join us!  The House Resources Food Security Subcommittee is meeting in Palmer on Monday, October 1 at 6 pm. We will be at the Matanuska Telephone Association, located at 480 Commercial Drive. Everyone is invited to come and share their ideas of ways the State of Alaska can help move the Agricultural Industry forward. 

Invited speakers include Amy Pettit from the Alaska Farmland Trust. We will also discuss policy recommendations from a new report commissioned by the Alaska Food Policy Council, including workforce development, food storage, investment in infrastructure and shared use community kitchens. If you can’t make it, you can watch it through facebook live on my page (RepGeranTarr)


Save The Date: Restorative Justice Community Forum: 11/29, 6-8pm


For the third year, Sen. Tom Begich and I will host a Restorative Justice Community Forum. This year it will be held at the Anchorage School District (ASD) offices - 5530 E Northern Lights Blvd. Many thanks to Marcus Wilson, a former principal at North Star Elementary, now in ASD Administration, who is leading the charge to get restorative practices into the hands of every elementary school teacher in Anchorage.

The evening forum is open to all, and there are limited spaces available for the full day training on Friday, November 30. Reserve your space today!  The principles of restorative justice come from indigenous cultures that value respect, compassion, dignity, healing and inclusion for all members of the community – even when there is conflict.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Magdalena Oliveros at (907) 269-0144 or Magdalena.Oliveros@akleg.gov


Upcoming Community Council Meetings

Our neighborhood community councils are meeting again- I certainly hope everyone had a great summer break! I will be there and look forward to meeting with you.

Our next meetings are:

  • Monday, October 8th, from 7-9pm at the Mt. View Boys and Girls Club for the Mt. View Community Council
  • Wednesday, October 10th from 7-9pm at Williwaw Elementary for the Russian Jack Community Council
  • Thursday, October 18th from 7-9pm at Airport Heights Elementary School for the Airport Heights Community Council





Don’t forget that the deadline to register to vote for the general election is October 7th!

For more information, please click here.






1500 W Benson Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503
P (907) 269-0144


Diana Rhoades, Legislative Director
Magdalena Oliveros, Legislative Aide