The council board held annual elections to choose its seven-member executive committee at its May meeting in Valdez.
Amanda Bauer of Valdez was elected to her fourth consecutive term as president. Thane Miller, who represents Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation on the board, was elected to his fourth consecutive term 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 elected as treasurer.
Long-time board member Patience Andersen Faulkner, who represents the Cordova District Fishermen United, Robert Archibald, who represents the City of Homer, and Melissa Berns, who represents the Kodiak Village Mayors Association were all re-elected to serve as at-large members of the executive committee.
These officers will serve until the next elections in May 2016.
Duffy resigns from board
Pat Duffy, who served on the council’s board of directors since September of 2007, resigned in May. Duffy represented the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. He served several terms as vice president and as member-at-large. He also served on the council’s finance committee, helping to oversee development of the council’s annual budget and other financial matters.
“We appreciate Pat’s involvement as a member of the Board and Executive Committee and are pleased that he is going to continue to be engaged as a member of the Port Operations and Vessel Traffic Systems Technical Committee,” said Donna Schantz, executive director for the council. Luke Hasenbank of Anchorage has replaced Duffy as the representative for the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, John Johnson from Chugach Alaska Corporation resigned this summer and was replaced Tanya Komokhuk on the board. Jim LaBelle, Jr. of Port Graham Corporation resigned prior to the May board meeting and Melvin Malchoff is set to be seated as his replacement at the September meeting.