Al Burch resigns from Board of Directors

Al Burch, who served on the Council’s Board of Directors since September of 2002, resigned in May. Burch represented the Kodiak Island Borough for 16 years. He served for 14 of those years on the Council’s Legislative Affairs Committee, helping to guide the Council’s advice to elected officials and to provide input on legislative matters. … Continue reading

Council elects officers for next year

The Council held annual elections to choose its seven-member executive committee at the May meeting in Valdez. Amanda Bauer, who represents the City of Valdez, was re-elected as president. Thane Miller, who represents Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation, was re-elected as vice-president. Bob Shavelson, who represents the Oil Spill Region Environmental Coalition, was re-elected as secretary. Wayne Donaldson, who represents the City of Kodiak, was re-elected as treasurer. Robert Archibald, who represents the City of Homer; Melissa Berns, who represents the Kodiak Village Mayors Association; and new Board member Rebecca Skinner, representing the Kodiak Island Borough, were all elected to serve as at-large members of the executive committee. … Continue reading

New Board members join the Council

Rebecca Skinner of Kodiak has replaced Burch as the representative for the Kodiak Island Borough. In addition, Josie Hickel from Chugach Alaska Corporation resigned from the Board in May and was replaced by Peter Andersen. Skinner was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska, and is a member of the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. She is a practicing attorney and Executive Director of Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Association. Andersen, who is currently the Vice President of Operations at Chugach Commercial Holdings at Chugach Alaska Corporation, has an extensive background in oil spill prevention and response. More about our new members: Current Board of Directors … Continue reading

Council meeting held in Valdez

The Council’s board of directors will meet in Valdez on Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, 2018. Meeting location: Valdez Civic Center The tentative schedule for the Thursday session is set to run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Friday, the meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, except for executive sessions. Public comments are scheduled to be taken Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m. The Council will be conducting regular business during the meeting, including seating of established directors and committee members, election of new board officers, recognition of volunteers, and adoption of the council budget for the next fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. … Continue reading