The Coast Guard renewed the city of Sitka's Coast Guard City designation during Alaska Day festivities Wednesday.
Today, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced that Becky Windt Pearson has accepted the position of Municipal Attorney for the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). Windt Pearson replaces William D. Falsey who will assume the role of MOA’s new Municipal Manager.
Today the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) launched StartHereAnchorage.org, a website aimed at improving the job search process in Anchorage. This website was developed through grant funding by Code for America (CfA) Fellows, Adrienne Dreyfus and Clorama Dorvallis. CfA worked in collaboration with the AK Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Anchorage Community Land Trust, Partners for Re-entry, the Anchorage Municipal Library, Anchorage Economic Development Council, Anchorage Innovation Team (i-team) and other partners.
Governor Bill Walker today announced leadership changes in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED). Commissioner Chris Hladick has been chosen as the Region 10 Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and will be stepping down, effective November 1. Governor Walker has appointed outgoing Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre as the department’s new commissioner; he will start at DCCED when his current term as mayor ends in early November.
Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth has appointed Richard Allen as the new Anchorage District Attorney starting November 6, 2017. Mr. Allen will replace Clint Campion who resigned earlier this fall.
Governor Bill Walker applauded news from Washington, D.C. today that Tara Sweeney, Executive Vice President of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, has been nominated as Assistant Secretary of Interior, Indian Affairs. She will oversee the Bureau of Indian Affairs, among other things, in her new role.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District has ended The Conservation Fund's in lieu fee program as an option for permit applicants' use in meeting compensatory mitigation requirements for proposed project impacts.
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews opened its seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday, in advance of the winter fishery season.
Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Don Young (R-AK), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), and Charlie Crist (D-FL) today introduced bipartisan legislation that will help local and state governments build coastal resiliency along the United States’ 95,000 miles of shoreline.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District published the Operational Draft Regional Guidebook for the Rapid Assessment of Wetlands in the North Slope Region of Alaska. It now is available for use by all permit applicants proposing projects within the Arctic Foothills and Arctic Coastal Plain region.