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Extension offering Legislative process workshops


Fairbanks, Alaska—The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a workshop next month on the legislative process.

The workshop, which will be held Jan 9-10 in Anchorage and Jan. 12-13 in Bethel, will help attendees learn how the Legislature operates and become a more effective advocate

Clive Thomas, a former University of Alaska Southeast political science professor, will present the workshop. He has led more than 20 lobbying workshops in Alaska for local governments, businesses and other organizations.

Thomas will offer insight on the psychology of public officials and how the Legislature, budget process, governor’s office and state agencies work. He will also discuss the role of lobbyists and the press and will review current issues and the Juneau political scene. A panel will offer practical perspectives on the Alaska legislative process.

The registration fee for either workshop is $250. The workshop will be offered in Anchorage at Extension’s Anchorage District office at 1675 C St. and at the Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel. See more details about the workshop and register at www.uaf.edu/ces. For more information, contact Extension economist Tony Nakazawa at 907-786-6300 or 907-460-0825.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Clive Thomas, writer, teacher and consultant, at 907-586-2964 or via email at CSThomas@uas.alaska.edu.

ON THE WEB: www.uaf.edu/ces

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