Southcoast Region DirectorDirector Michael Coffey

Michael J. Coffey
6860 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-1762

Mike Coffey is a degreed engineer from Humboldt State University and has over 30 years of maintenance, operations, design and construction experience with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF). Mike began his career with the DOT&PF in 1982 as an engineering assistant II and has held progressively more responsible positions in the department since. Over his career he has worked in all three regions within the department. Mike has held a versatile range of positions at DOT&PF including design engineer in Southeast Alaska, project engineer in Southcentral Alaska, Homer area maintenance and operations superintendent, and the Northern Region maintenance manager.

Mike’s most recent position, prior to becoming the Southcoast Region Director, was as the Chief of Statewide Maintenance and Operations within the Office of the Commissioner where he served for nearly eight years. Mike was responsible for providing overall leadership and guidance to the nearly 1,000 M&O and State Equipment Fleet employees across the State. Mike has a special interest in winter maintenance and has been responsible for bringing enhanced anti-icing practices, TowPlows, ice breakers, and an Alaska Specific Maintenance Decision Support System to Alaska. Mike has also served as the State’s Incident Commander for two of the largest natural disasters in recent years – 2006 Southcentral Flood and the 2015 Dalton Highway Aufeis and Spring Flood.

Mike has lived in Alaska for over 35 years and has lived in Juneau, Anchorage, Homer, and Fairbanks. He and his wife live in Juneau and enjoy traveling, music, and hiking.