2019 Engineer of the Year Nominees

The 2019 Engineer of the Year nominees are: Amy Mestas (PDC Engineers); Katie Johnson (Coffman Engineers); Bradley Sordahl (MBA Consulting); Erica Jensen (CRW Engineering); and Nicole Knox (R&M Consultants).

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February 2019

February 2019


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ComFish Alaska

March 28 - March 30

ComFish is the largest commercial fishing show in Alaska and the longest running fisheries trade show in the state, now in its 40th year, bringing together gear vendors, government agencies, and nonprofits involved in every aspect of commercial fishing.


Employment First Job Fair

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

EMPLOYMENT FIRST JOB FAIR is facilitated by BEST (Business Employment Services Team)

Featured Events

SWAMC Annual Conference

February 27 – February 28

The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference advocates for its region by “providing accurate research and information, developing regional consensus on issues, and conveying local and regional priorities to government agencies, the Southwest Alaska Legislative Delegation, and the Alaska Congressional Delegation.”

2019 Alaska Food Festival and Conference

March 8 – March 9

Registration open for Alaska Food Festival and Conference on March 8-9 in Homer. Hosted by the Alaska Food Policy Council (AFPC), this semi-annual event previously took place in Anchorage in 2014 and 2016 and in Fairbanks in 2017. This year, the Alaska Farmers Market Association is co-hosting the conference.

Upcoming Events

Sat 23
Sat 23

The Alaska Railroad Fur Rondy Express

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tue 26

TWS Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting

February 26 - February 28

Spotlight Business Profiles

Doyon, Limited

RISQ Consulting

Alaska USA

Personnel Plus

Altman, Rogers & Co.

National Cooperative Bank

PIP Marketing, Signs, Print

Industry Featured

GCI Announces Recipients of 2019 Nonprofit Partnership Program

GCI announced the recipients of its 2019 philanthropy campaign – 12 nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of Alaskans across the state. Each of the 12 nonprofits will be highlighted by GCI during a monthly “spotlight” campaign that includes promotional signs and digital displays at GCI’s 30+ retail stores, features on GCI social media channels and promotion on iHeart radio stations.

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A School of Education in Need of Re-Accreditation

From the moment I learned that the programs for initial licensure within the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education did not meet accreditation requirements, I have been focused on what we need to do to improve and reapply for full accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. UAA can reapply for accreditation in January 2020, and we believe that we will be ready.

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In This Issue

2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness

February 2019

Nominated by the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, 2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness is a fire protection engineer and project manager at PDC Engineers, an Alaska-based firm with five offices and more than one hundred employees. Ness always knew she wanted to be an engineer and, after moving here in 2013, found in Alaska the happy combination of her many loves: a brilliant husband, ample opportunities for solitary fishing excursions, and the ability to pursue her passion to make the world a little more fire resistant.