Lacey Simpson was appointed to Interim City Manager in 2020. Previously, Simpson had been Assistant City Manger and Assistant KPU General Manager. She was previously employed with the City of Ketchikan for over 7 years, most recently as Director of Ketchikan Museums, where she developed a capital improvement program and initiated the advancement of the Tongass Historical Museum renovation. Lacey first came to Ketchikan in 2005 as the Program Director for the Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council and quickly developed a strong passion and commitment to the community of Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska’s unique lifestyle. Lacey is a member of the Southeast Conference Board of Directors, and she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, travel, arts and culture, cooking, and exploring Southeast Alaska by land and by water.

Education: Lacey graduated from Dickinson College in 2003 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She also was an enrolled exchange student at the School of Art History, Archeology, and Anthropology at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.