Nome Council To Support Asian Community and Discuss Municipal Elections

A long table with a gavel resting on it. American flag in background.

The Nome City Council meets tonight to discuss changes to the way candidates run for municipal elections. 

The proposed change would allow candidates to run “at-large”, meaning candidates would not have to run for a certain seat or against an individual candidate. Some councilmembers hope this change will increase participation in municipal elections. 

The council also plans to pass a resolution in support of the local Asian American and Pacific Island community members. 

Tonight’s regular meeting begins at 7pm at the Nome Council Chambers.

Image at top: Empty Nome City Council room. (Photo by Brisa Alarcon, KNOM).