The SWAMC 2014 Annual Economic Summit will be March 5-7. Once again, held at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The agenda will include an entire day focused on energy planning and development, some new enhancements in Alaska education, sustainable fishing practices and other fisheries policy discussions, a new business council, and much, much more. And of course, with 2014 being an election year, there will be some political debating at the Conference Banquet. We are hoping to craft an agenda that will appeal to community and economic development interests alike, so stay tuned for more information!
Membership also elected to the Board of Directors a few new members and re-elected a few familiar faces on Friday. Louise Stutes (Kodiak Island - Municipal), Paul Gronholdt (Aleutians/Pribilofs - Associate), and Joe Sullivan (Associate A - At-large) were all re-elected to their seats. Joining the SWAMC Board for their first term are: Michelle Ravenmoon (Bristol Bay – Municipal), from the village of Pope-Vannoy in the Lake & Peninsula Borough; Dan Clarion (Kodiak Island – Municipal), from the City of Ouzinkie; and Dan O'Hara (Bristol Bay – Municipal), from the Bristol Bay Borough. Rounding out the 2013 Board is Alice Ruby, Layton Lockett, Glen Gardner, Shirley Marquardt and Trevor Brown. Louise Stutes was elected President, Alice Ruby of Dillingham is Vice President, and Layton Lockett was tapped for Treasurer.