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:

Kate Morse: Volunteer helps connect new generations with council’s mission

Kate Morse: Volunteer helps connect new generations with council’s mission
Kate Morse was nine years old and living in Pennsylvania when the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in 1989. Although ...
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Colin Daugherty: An unlikely Alaskan helps protect Prince William Sound

Colin Daugherty: An unlikely Alaskan helps protect Prince William Sound
Colin Daugherty’s accent quickly gives him away as a native Chicagoan. “It’s unlikely that I ended up here in Alaska, ...
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Jeremy Talbott: A life on the water inspires stewardship of the sea

Jeremy Talbott: A life on the water inspires stewardship of the sea
Volunteer Spotlight: Jeremy Talbott, member of the council’s Port Operations and Vessel Traffic System Committee, is enthusiastic about his new ...
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Jane Eisemann – Kodiak volunteer passionate about working for the council

Jane Eisemann
Jane Eisemann, volunteer on the council’s Information and Education Committee, first came to Alaska in 1976 to visit her brother ...
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Pete Heddell: Exxon Valdez taught many lessons to those who paid attention

Pete Heddell
Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteer Pete Heddell, member of the council’s Port Operations and Vessel Traffic System committee, has seen a lot ...
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Mikkel Foltmar: New volunteer’s expertise benefits terminal projects

Mikkel Foltmar
Mikkel Foltmar, one of the newest additions to the council’s volunteer roster, is almost as new to Alaska as he ...
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