City Government: City Council Members


Pete Hallgren, Mayor


PO Box 1625
Delta Junction, AK 99737

Council Representative:
Lands, Personnel

Seat G

Pete was appointed to serve on the City Council on August 7, 2007 and elected by the public in 2007, 2010, and 2013. He served as Mayor Pro tem (2008/2012), as Mayor (2012/2013), and was elected again in 2013, to serve as Mayor throughout his term, ending in October 2016.


Pete Hallgren

Pete arrived in Alaska in 1971 and served the City & Borough of Sitka for 20 years as borough attorney, assembly member, and Mayor. After a 28-year career as an attorney he and his family moved to Delta Junction in 1999 where he served the City of Delta Junction as Director of the Local Redevelopment Authority under BRAC ’95 and reestablished the position of Municipal Administrator. He retired in July 2007, after serving eight years as Delta's City Administrator.|

Pete is proud to have been an involved witness to the economic rebirth of Delta through construction of Pogo Mine, Federal retention of Fort Greely, and construction of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense. As City Administrator, Pete oversaw planning, construction, and major upgrades of City facilities, including a new landfill, new library, new fire and ambulance buildings, new television transmitters, an indoor hockey facility, new fire trucks and ambulances, and reconstruction of the airport runway.

Pete attends the Delta Christian Center Church with his family and they are members of a number of local organizations. Pete is a racecar enthusiast and also enjoys four-wheeling, hunting, camping, cutting firewood, and travel.


Mary Leith - Mayor Pro tem
PO Box 322
Delta Junction, AK 99737

Seat A

Council Representative: Cemetery, Library

Mary was elected to the City Council in 1982 and served until 1991. She was again elected in 1997 and every three-year term thereafter through October 2012. She did not run in 2012, but won the seat as a write-in. Her current term ends in 2015. Mary served as Mayor (1985/1989 and August 2006/October 2012) and Mayor Pro tem (1989/1990 and 1998/2006) and was elected again on October 15, 2013 to serve until October 2014.


Mary Leigh Dowling

Mary has lived most of her life in Delta Junction, arriving in 1960. She retired from her career as Delta High School librarian (1977/2003) and is presently employed as a library aide. Mary is also a long-time member of the Delta Library Association and the Historian for the local igloo of Pioneers of Alaska. Bird watching, berry picking, reading, and family time are some of her favorite activities.


JW Musgrove
PO Box 803
Delta Junction, AK 99737

Seat B (2013-2016)

Council Representative: Airport

JW was appointed to serve on the City Council on August 15, 2006 and was elected in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2013. This three-year term ends in 2016.
JW Musgrove

JW has been a Delta resident since 1956, is a retired Alyeska technician, and pilots a Super Cub in his spare time.

Lou Heinbockel
PO Box 889
Delta Junction, AK 99737 Council Representative: Public Works

Seat C

Lou was first appointed on the City Council on January 20, 1976 and served through May of that year. He has served consecutive terms between October 1982 and 1988 and October 1999 to 2011. Lou also served as Mayor (1982) and Mayor Pro tem (1983/1985 and 2006/2008). He was appointed to Seat C on October 15, 2013 and will serve until the next regular election in October 2014.


Lou is a retired High School teacher and has resided in Delta Junction since 1969. His hobbies involve anything outdoors and annual cruises with his wife, Sherry.
Sherman Stebbins
PO Box 461
Delta Junction, AK 99737

Council Representative:
Park / Recreation

Seat D

Sherman was appointed to serve on the City Council on June 2, 2009. He was elected in October 2009, 2010, and 2013.


Sherman Stebbins

Sherman came to Alaska in 2003 to work at Fort Greely Missile Defense after serving the U.S. Army for 15 years, four of which were with the Alaska Army Guard. He completed two tours in the Middle East and one in Alaska. Sherman operates a repair shop, specializing in small engines and ATVs. He enjoys working in his greenhouse, canoeing, fishing, and traveling with his wife, Rachelle.

Audrey Brown

PO Box 1749
Delta Junction, AK 99737
907- 895-4537 (home)

Council Representative: Rescue Squad, Fire Department

Seat E

Audrey was appointed to the City Council on December 17, 2013 and will serve until the next regular election (October 7, 2014). She has lived in Delta Junction since 1993,she served as a volunteer EMT I and a firefighter in the 1990s, and she currently serves on the Delta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).




Lonny Meeks

PO Box 31530
Fort Greely, AK 99731

Council Representative:
Public Health & Safety

Community Outreach

Seat F

Lonny was appointed to the City Council on December 11, 2012 and elected by the public on October 7, 2013. He will serve until the next regular election (October 7, 2014).


Lonny is a father of three and he and his family have lived in Delta since February 2011. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1996, is employed as the Chief of the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office, the Strategic Planner for Fort Greely, and is trained in FEMA emergency preparedness. Lonny volunteers with the Delta Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

City of Delta Junction
PO Box 229
Delta Junction, Alaska 99737-0229

Telephone: 907.895.4656
Fax: 907.895.4375

Location: 2288 Deborah Street
Office hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday