Twin Hills is an unincorporated area in the Dillingham Census Area.  Twin Hills is located near the mouth of the Twin Hills River, a tributary of the Togiak River, 386 miles southwest of Anchorage

The village was established in 1965 by families who moved from Togiak to avoid the recurrent flooding there. Some residents migrated from Quinhagak on Kuskokwim Bay. The people have strong cultural ties to the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, because many of their ancestors migrated to Togiak following the 1918-19 influenza epidemic. School was first conducted in the church during 1967-68. A school building was constructed in 1972, but it burned in 1976. A new school was built in 1978. A post office was established around 1977, although there have been some interruptions of service.

Twin Hills is a traditional Yup'ik Eskimo village with a fishing and subsistence lifestyle. The sale, importation, and possession of alcohol is banned in the village.

Governance: Twin Hills was incorporated in 1970 and maintains a mayoral form of government.  Regular elections are held on the first Tuesday of October. Mayor: Randy Hastings

Infrastructure:

  • Twin Hills is primarily accessible by air and water.
  • Regular and charter flights are dispatched from Dillingham. There is a state-owned 3,000' long by 60' wide lighted gravel runway on a ridge east of the village.
  • Most cargo is delivered by air. There is a boat landing area but no docking facilities; bulk goods must be lightered to shore.
  • Cars, ATVs, and snow machines are used for local transportation. Residents drive along the beach to access the Togiak Fisheries cannery. A winter trail for snow machines connects Twin Hills with Togiak.

Education: The Twin Hills School is a member of the Southwest Region School District. The school currently enrolls 16 students in preschool through twelfth grade, guided by two teachers. Superintendent: David Piazza

 

Contacts:

Twin Hills Native Corporation

P.O. Box TWA

Twin Hills, AK 99576-8996

President - John Sharp

(907) 525-4327

 

Twin Hills Village Council

P.O. Box TWA

Twin Hills, AK 99576-8996

President - John Sharp

(907) 525-4821

 

CDQ Group:

Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation

PO Box 1464

Dillingham, AK 99576-1464

President/CEO – Norman Van Vactor

(907) 842-4370

 

Utilities:

Twin Hills Village Council - Electric

PO Box TWA

Twin Hills, AK 99576

John Sharp

(907) 525-4821

 

Projects:

Download a listing of projects submitted by Twin Hills for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

Download Twin Hills Projects List