Alaska's Infrastructure Development Roadmap
FORUM - Alaska's Infrastructure Development Roadmap
Wednesday, September 28, 12-1
Members Free, Guests $30
CWN Report Release - "The Obligation of Ownership is Leadership: A Roadmap to Alaska's Transportation and Energy Infrastructure Development"
Nils Andreassen and Jeff Staser, Co-chairs of Commonwealth North's Infrastructure Study, will describe why transportation and energy infrastructure development in Alaska is at a crossroads and why a comprehensive plan is needed. Commonwealth North will also welcome Kathie Wasserman (Alaska Municipal League), Jim Dodson (Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation) and Rachael Petro (Alaska Chamber of Commerce) to speak to their organizations similar infrastructure goals for Alaska.
Transportation and energy infrastructure development in Alaska is at a crossroads. A comprehensive plan is needed. This requires a vision greater than a single road, port, or pipeline. It requires a plan that looks at opportunities, resources and geography concurrently and applies an integrated approach in planning.
Commonwealth North recommends that the State of Alaska should;
1. Create a comprehensive statewide Transportation and Energy Infrastructure Plan
2. Establish and provide long-term funding for a Transportation and Energy Infrastructure Commission to oversee the implementation of a statewide Infrastructure Plan
3. Create a fund for transportation and energy infrastructure planning, development, and maintenance
4. Fund currently deferred transportation and energy infrastructure maintenance needs to support and sustain its communities
If you would like to attend or sponsor this event please call Joshua Wilson at (907) 258-9522 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. You can also visit us on our website at www.commonwealthnorth.org.
Posted: September 14, 2011