Grey Mitchell, Acting Commissioner

In his 25 years of service Grey Mitchell has served as deputy commissioner, assistant commissioner, and director of the Division of Labor Standards and Safety. Prior to that, he provided professional assistance to Alaska’s workers and employers in the division’s Wage and Hour section.

After graduating from Juneau Douglas High School and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University, Mitchell worked in Juneau and Anchorage in the department’s Employment Security Division and Labor Standards and Safety Division.

Born in Ketchikan, Mitchell also lived in Cordova, Yakutat, Palmer and Anchorage. Outside of state government, Mitchell has worked in Alaska’s fishing, construction and tourism industries and operated his own firewood and trapping businesses. He, his wife Katrina and daughter Hannah live in Juneau and continue to enjoy Alaska’s outdoors. Email Acting Commissioner Mitchell.


Dallas Hargrave, Assistant Commissioner

Dallas Hargrave was named assistant commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development on May 15, 2014.

Hargrave has more than 17 years of progressive government service. He has worked for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska Department of Administration’s Division of Personnel and Labor Relations, and Public Defender Agency, and Alaska Superior Court. He also served as an administrative officer for the Federal Aviation Administration.

A Juneau native, Hargrave earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology and political science from Pacific Lutheran University, Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver. He is an active member of the Alaska Bar Association.

Hargrave and his wife live in Douglas with their two children. Email Assistant Commissioner Hargrave.