House of Representatives



Email: Representative.Geran.Tarr@akleg.gov
District 17
Party: Democrat
Toll-Free: 800-303-2455

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 114
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-3424
Fax: 907-465-3793
Interim Contact
716 W. 4th Avenue
Anchorage AK, 99501
Phone: 907-269-0144
Fax: 907-269-0148

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Environmental Studies and Women’s Studies from Ohio University;
Master’s degree in Public Administration (Policy Analysis focus) from University of Alaska Anchorage

Born:
Akron, Ohio

Occupation:
Adjunct UAA Faculty

Experience:

Airport Heights Community Council President Top 40 Under 40 by The Alaska Journal of Commerce Adjunct Faculty- UAA Biology Department (14yrs) Former Chief of Staff - Senator Johnny Ellis (5 years) Chair/Commissioner, Anchorage Women’s Commission. Appointed by Mayor Mark Begich, re-appointed by Mayor Dan Sullivan, (November 2008-present) Founding Board Member/Member, Anchorage Farmer’s Market District Chair/Campaign Volunteer, Alaska Democratic Party (2001-present) American Council of Young Political Leaders, Delegate to Thailand Volunteer, AWAIC Legal Program (1999) Over a decade of working in workforce development preparing Alaskans for 21st century jobs Many years working in legislature with extensive knowledge and understanding of the legislative process Significant experience as community volunteer, advocate, and leader for under-served Alaskans Project leader for numerous initiatives, including educational conferences, legislative campaigns, and neighborhood projects Recognition for professional contributions through awards Group Study Exchange (GSE), Rotary International (October-November 2003)