100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Linda Menard

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PLACE OF BIRTH:
Cheboygan, Michigan

NAME OF SPOUSE:
Dr. Curtis Menard (deceased)

CHILDREN:
Robert, Curtis (deceased), Steven, & Dr. Dirk Menard, Dr. McKenzy (Menard) Boyd

OCCUPATION:
Legislator

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY IN ALASKA:
43 years

ALASKAN COMMUNITIES LIVED IN:
Anchorage 1968-71 Wasilla 1971-present

EDUCATION:
L’Anse High School 1962, University of Alaska 1975 BA Elementary Education, major-psychology, minor-music.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Mat-Su Borough School Board 1996-07, (President and Vice President of the board); Governor’s State Arts Council; Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas (CACFA); Knik Arm Board and Toll Authority (KABATA); Joint Legislative Taskforce on Higher Education and Career Readiness; Joint Legislative Taskforce on Higher Education Scholarship Funding.

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
All I Saw Cookware (formally Wasilla Design Center): Founder/owner; Palmer & Wasilla Dental Centers, CFO-30+ years

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce: Founder and Vice-Chair; Charter Member Mat-Su Convention and Visitors Bureau; Salvation Army: President and 20 year Advisory Board Member; American Cancer Society: President; Wasilla High School and Middle School PTO: Founder; Mat-Su Mental Health Foundation: Member of the Board; Valley Hospital Association; Mat-Su School Foundation: Founder and Chair 2003-08; Mat-Su Health Foundation: First Chair, Interim Executive Director; Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Board of Directors

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Piano; Wasilla Community Band: Founder/Drum Majorette; Wasilla & Palmer Bridge Club: Founder; Competitive Scrabble; Three-time marathon runner

OTHER:
Henry Toll Fellow 2010; 1994 First Lady’s Volunteer Award; Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 1999; Champion for Children, 2007; Outstanding School Board Member by the Mat-Su principals.