In this Oct. 18, 2013 photo, Lacey Simpson poses for photos in the Tongas Historical Museum in Ketchikan, Alaska. Tongass Historical Museum is soliciting submissions for its new exhibit “First in Fish, Ketchikan’s Commercial Fishing Traditions” that will open Feb. 28 and run through the summer tourist season. Simpson said the museum is looking for personal stories, a present day photo, family heirloom, a story about a specific event, or an artifact related to commercial fishing. (AP Photo/Ketchikan Daily News, Hall Anderson)

Lacey Simpson was appointed to Assistant City Manager and Assistant KPU General Manager in June of 2018. 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.