Pat Branson is a tireless advocate of Kodiak Island, where neighbors know each other and work together for the benefit of the community. She is best known as Mayor Branson of the City of Kodiak, the fearless big-picture thinker with a laser-focused mindset who can envision a project, lay out the details of how to get it done, and then jump in and help. As Mayor, she goes above and beyond to keep the city in good running order – leading significant infrastructure improvements and advocating for fair wages.
As CEO of the Senior Citizens of Kodiak for the past 34 years, Branson has directly enhanced the quality of life for all Kodiak residents 60 years and older. She has led the expansion of senior services to include Adult Day, respite, Lifeline, chore, case management, and the Island’s only handicapped accessible transportation service. Under her leadership, the Kodiak Senior Center was the first Alaska senior center to achieve national accreditation through the National Institute of Senior Centers.
Public service for Branson is her life’s work and has been since she arrived on Kodiak Island in 1982. As a community volunteer, public servant, and private citizen, her guiding principle has always been to enhance the quality of life for all citizens in Kodiak. She genuinely enjoys the opportunity to work with others to solve problems. Her work ethic, ability to connect with others, and thoughtful leadership have helped Kodiak to adapt to today’s needs and prepare for its future.
Branson attended Illinois State University obtaining a Bachelor degree in English and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin receiving a graduate degree in communications.View Extended Bio