Committees

Much of the Council’s work is done through technical committees made up of volunteers, and include Board members, technical experts, and local citizens with an interest in making oil transportation safer in Alaska. The committees provide an avenue for public participation in the Council’s work.

These committees work with staff on projects, study and deliberate current oil transportation issues, and provide advice and recommendations to the Council’s Board of Directors.

The Council’s five technical committees are:

The Council needs volunteers!  Are you familiar with oil spill planning or response, marine science or engineering, journalism, mass communication or public relations? We need committee volunteers with knowledge in these areas! Please consider volunteering for the Council. For more information, visit: Volunteering for the Council

Meet some of our volunteers:

Volunteer cultivates resilience and seaweed in Prince William Sound

Volunteer cultivates resilience and seaweed in Prince William Sound
Volunteer Spotlight: Skye Steritz Skye Steritz’ passion for a clean environment started at an early age, during a childhood spent ...
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Community Corner: Committee volunteer recognized for achievements in conservation

Community Corner: Committee volunteer recognized for achievements in conservation
Council volunteer Kate Morse recently received a Conservation Achievement Award from Alaska Conservation Foundation. These prestigious awards recognize individuals and ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Patience Andersen Faulkner

Volunteer Spotlight: Patience Andersen Faulkner
A good neighbor reflects on the art of listening Patience Andersen Faulkner creates beautiful beadwork, leatherwork, hand-knitted items, traditional drums, ...
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Steve Lewis: How a grizzly bear hide resulted in safer tanker traffic in Alaska

Steve Lewis: How a grizzly bear hide resulted in safer tanker traffic in Alaska
Volunteer profile Steve Lewis hails from a large family of farmers and ranchers who settled in Colorado and Nebraska in ...
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Davin Holen: Social scientist uses knowledge of subsistence fisheries to help communities adapt to changing environments

Davin Holen: Social scientist uses knowledge of subsistence fisheries to help communities adapt to changing environments
At 17, Davin Holen left his home in the woods outside of Wasilla, Alaska, to travel the world. He lived ...
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Tom Kuckertz: Retired staff member still contributes engineering expertise to council’s mission

Tom Kuckertz: Retired staff member still contributes engineering expertise to council’s mission
The council has benefited from Chicago-born Tom Kuckertz’ broad experience in engineering for 16 years and counting. After his retirement ...
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