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photo Commissioner KempPatrick J. Kemp, P.E.

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
Office of the Commissioner
3132 Channel Drive
PO Box 112500
Juneau, AK 99811-2500


Commissioner Kemp began his career with the Department of Highways in 1971 as a rear chainman on a survey crew. He worked during summer breaks from college and began full time employment with DOT&PF in 1977. After serving 30 years in the divisions of construction and preconstruction, he retired from the department in 2006.

After retiring, Commissioner Kemp maintained a private engineering office in Juneau. In 2011, he returned to DOT&PF as the deputy commissioner for Highways and Public Facilities and was appointed Commissioner in December 2012.

Commissioner Kemp earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and has been a registered professional engineer in the State of Alaska for more than 30 years. He is the only DOT&PF commissioner to be born and raised in Alaska and the first to have worked their way through the department from an entry level position to that of commissioner.

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