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Mental Health Trust Authority Elects New Board Officers None 

Mental Health Trust Authority Elects New Board Officers

At a meeting on September 7, 2017, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees elected new officers.

Heidi Hansen to serve as DNR deputy commissioner None 

Heidi Hansen to serve as DNR deputy commissioner

Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack announced that Heidi Hansen will join DNR as a deputy commissioner starting September 18.

Governor Walker Applauds Great Alaska Energy Challenge Participants None 

Governor Walker Applauds Great Alaska Energy Challenge Participants

A day after signing legislation to incentivize energy efficient improvements to commercial buildings, Governor Bill Walker today congratulated the winners of the Great Alaska Energy Challenge, a six-month friendly competition to reduce energy consumption in state facilities.

Governor Walker Signs Administrative Order and Legislation to Build Safer, Stronger Alaska None 

Governor Walker Signs Administrative Order and Legislation to Build Safer, Stronger Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today announced the next steps in his initiatives to build a Safer and Stronger Alaska. The Governor signed an Administrative Order creating a Highway Advisory Board, and also signed legislation aimed at incentivizing energy efficiency.

Governor Walker Appoints Sheldon Fisher as Revenue Commissioner None 

Governor Walker Appoints Sheldon Fisher as Revenue Commissioner

overnor Bill Walker today announced that he has appointed Sheldon Fisher as Department of Revenue Commissioner. Mr. Fisher, who is currently Commissioner of the Department of Administration, will transition immediately to Department of Revenue. Deputy Commissioner Leslie Ridle will serve as Interim Commissioner of Department of Administration until the governor names a new appointment.

New board member sought for Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board None 

New board member sought for Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking applications for one board position on the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board, representing trail users who participate in or are interested in multi-modal trail activities or sports. Applicants should have knowledge, experience, and interest in outdoor recreation, multiple-use trail activities, and grant-funded programs.

Final Environmental Impact Statement, Record of Decision for Shoreline II Outfitter/Guide project released None 

Final Environmental Impact Statement, Record of Decision for Shoreline II Outfitter/Guide project released

The Tongass National Forest is releasing the final Record of Decision (ROD) for the Shoreline II Outfitter/Guide Project Environmental Impact Statement. The ROD selects Alternative Two, which authorizes up to 80,305 service days of non-motorized outfitter/guide upland activities along the marine shoreline zone of the Sitka, Hoonah, and Juneau Ranger Districts; and Admiralty Island National Monument.

September Alaska Economic Trends None 

September Alaska Economic Trends

September Trends looks at the economy of the state’s second-most populated area, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, which has been the state’s hot spot for growth for many years.

Cutter Maple completes Northwest Passage voyage None 

Cutter Maple completes Northwest Passage voyage

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple arrived at Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, Tuesday, after completing their voyage through the Northwest passage.

State Files Motion in Support of Arctic Outer-Continental Shelf Leasing None 

State Files Motion in Support of Arctic Outer-Continental Shelf Leasing

The State of Alaska has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit regarding access to globally important oil and gas resources in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas on the Arctic Outer-Continental Shelf (OCS).