Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
John MacKinnon serves as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. Under his direction, the department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and the maintenance and operation of Alaska’s transportation system, public buildings and facilities.
MacKinnon previously spent five years as the department’s deputy commissioner of highways and public facilities, between 2003-2007. In this role, he was responsible for the state highway program, policy and planning, administration, budget, and legislative relations.
From 2008 to 2018, MacKinnon was executive director for the Associated General Contractors of Alaska. Before 2003, he was acting city manager for the City and Borough of Juneau and served on the Juneau Planning Commission and the Juneau Assembly for 12 years, the last six as deputy mayor.
MacKinnon’s 24 years as a building contractor, along with other business interests, contribute to his experience and knowledge in both the private and public sectors. He is a fourth generation Alaskan and has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Resource Ecology from Huxley College of Environmental Studies.