Board of Directors to meet in May (virtual meeting)

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The next meeting of the Council’s Board of Directors will be held on May 6 and 7, 2021. In support of physical distancing and in response to COVID-19, the Councils May 6-7, 2021 Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually and telephonically. Details on how to join the meeting, along with a draft agenda and meeting materials are now available: 

Board of Directors Meeting – Virtual – May 6 and 7

A final agenda and additional details will be released as they become available. 

Board meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions, and an opportunity for the public to provide comments is provided at the beginning of each meeting.

Council seeking legislative monitor for Juneau

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The Council is inviting proposals for legislative monitoring services. The legislative monitor’s principle duties include tracking administrative and legislative actions of concern to the Council; submitting weekly, written legislative reports during the session; and participation in meetings of the Legislative Affairs Committee. If requested, the monitor may also analyze legislation; provide recommendations on strategy or action; assist with the preparation of letters, briefing sheets, or testimony; testify at legislative hearings; meet with state officials to convey the Council’s concerns and positions; and perform related duties as assigned.

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Request For Proposals: Long Range Planning Assessment (Deadline extended)

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The Council is inviting proposals to assess the Council’s current long range planning and project development process. The work will include research on current best practices for planning by nonprofit organizations; a review of the Council’s current planning process; a consultation with Board members, staff, and committee members; and a final report documenting the assessment and providing recommendations, if any, for improving the Council’s planning process. This work will be completed in 2021.

In addition, proposals should include a separate estimate for a one-day, in-person workshop to review the results of the assessment, solicit additional input from the Board, and plan a strategy for going forward. This workshop is at the option of the Council’s Board of Directors, and may be held in late 2021 or early 2022 depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Submittal Deadline: March 5, 2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 26, 2021
Award Announcement: March 19, 2021 April 9, 2021

For more information about this RFP, including background information, a detailed scope of work and timeline, and instructions on how to submit your proposal, please download the full RFP (Updated 3/10/2021 to reflect extension of deadline to March 26):

Request For Proposals - Long Range Planning Assessment (Deadline Extended) (0.3 MB)

Inquiries regarding this request for proposals should be directed via email to Joe Lally or Nelli Vanderburg: or

Board of Directors met January 28 and 29

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The Council held a meeting on Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29, 2021.

The Council conducted regular business during the meeting, including updates from Council ex-officio members, staff, and committees. Other topics included on the agenda were:

  • An activity report by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company on the Valdez Marine Terminal and Ship Escort/Response Vessel System operations, as well as an update on the allision earlier this month between the tanker Polar Endeavor and SERVS Tug Courageous at the Valdez Marine Terminal.
  • Comments from Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune on the division’s proposed FY2022 budget.
  • A report on results of the 2020 forage fish surveys conducted in Prince William Sound to identify species along the shoreline, such as herring, sandlance, and capelin.
  • A presentation on maritime English use between ship crews and native English speakers in examining human factors that may contribute to accidents.
  • An update and presentation on current Council projects working to review maintenance of crude oil storage Tank 8 and cathodic protection systems at the Valdez Marine Terminal.
  • A presentation on the current status of identifying and mitigating the Barry Arm landslide risk in Prince William Sound.
  • A report of the Council’s monitoring of drills and exercises in 2020.
  • A summary by Council staff of incidents (e.g., oil spills, fires, malfunctions causing shutdowns, navigational closures, tanker/escort incidents) at the terminal or on the associated tankers that occurred in 2020.

Council board meetings are routinely recorded and may be disseminated to the public by the council or by the news media.

News release:

Prince William Sound RCAC Board Meeting Will Be Virtual, January 28-29 (0.2 MB)

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