Claudia Jean Conner Kniefel

Profile Updated: August 27, 2015
Claudia Jean Conner
Residing In Anchorage, AK USA
Spouse/Partner Robert Kniefel
Occupation Retired
Children Scott, born 1972; Darcy, born 1974
Yes! Attending Reunion

I graduated from U of W, taught for a year in Seattle then moved with my husband, Bob, to Anchorage where our two children were born.

While taking time off to raise them I became involved in childbirth education teaching classes and working to improve conditions in Anchorage. I'm proud of the fact that I played a part in getting fathers into the delivery rooms for C-sections.

For the next phase of my life I became involved with Anchorage Community Schools, working at my local school and chairing the central council. This gave me the opportunity to do some lobbying of our state legislature in Juneau, and I was honored with state and a national award. Puffed my bloomers!

When I decided to go back to go back to work, I spent a year working for Bob, then took a position as administrative assistant at First Congregational Church which began a long career both paid (22 years) and volunteer. I retired in 2010 but remain an active volunteer at the local and national level. I was even national Moderator in 2002 when our national meeting was in Spokane, and I just finished a stint as chair of the Executive Director Search Committee.

All in all we've had a good life. Alaska has been good to us and what was supposed to be a two - three year stay has turned into its 45th year, and we have no plans to move back. Where else would we have had the opportunity to be on a first-name basis with mayors, governors, a senator or two and lots of other dignitaries (not Sarah!!!) because everyone knows everyone else.

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