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Cathy Munoz Named Acting Labor Department Commissioner

Jan 31, 2023

Today, Governor Mike Dunleavy appointed Cathy Munoz acting commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Commissioner Dr. Tamika Ledbetter submitted her resignation to Governor Dunleavy this morning.

Dr. Ledbetter was appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development at beginning of the Dunleavy Administration in 2018. ā€œI am very much looking forward to spending time with my family, traveling abroad and welcoming the birth of our first grandchild,ā€ said Dr. Ledbetter.

She began her career with the State of Alaska in 2007 as a Career Development Specialist. During her tenure with the Department, she was the manager of the Mat-Su Job Center and later served as the regional manager for the Anchorage/Mat-Su Economic Region before being appointed Commissioner. Her years of public service are greatly appreciated by Alaskans across the state.

Acting Commissioner Munoz has been with the department since December 2018 as its deputy commissioner. She represented Juneau for four terms as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives, and three terms on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly. Acting Commissioner Munoz resides in Juneau with her husband Juan.