Akhiok is a second class city in the Kodiak Island Borough. Akhiok is located at the southern end of Kodiak Island at Alitak Bay. It lies 80 miles southwest of the City of Kodiak and 340 miles southwest of Anchorage.

The original village of Kashukugniut was occupied by Russians in the early 19th century. The community was originally a sea otter hunting settlement, located at Humpy Cove. The name Akhiok was reported in the 1880 Census. In 1881, residents relocated to the present site at Alitak Bay. The community's Russian Orthodox church, Protection of the Theotokos Chapel, was built around 1900 at the site of an earlier structure. A post office was established in 1933. Residents of nearby Kaguyak relocated to Akhiok after the 1964 earthquake and tsunami destroyed their village. The city was incorporated in 1972.

Today, Akhiok is an Alutiiq village dependent upon fishing and subsistence activities.

Governance: Akhiok was incorporated in 1974 and maintains a managerial form of government.  Regular elections are held the first Tuesday in October. Manager: Roger McCoy, Mayor: Linda Amodo

Infrastructure:

  • The city is accessible only by air and water.
  • Island Air Service offers regular passenger service. In addition, regular and charter flights are available from the City of Kodiak.
  • There is a state-owned gravel runway 3,120' long by 50' wide and a seaplane base, owned by Columbia Ward Fisheries, at Moser Bay.
  • Barge services are sporadic.
  • A breakwater and boat launch are available.

Education: The Akhiok School is a member of the Kodiak Island Borough School District. The school currently enrolls 12 students from preschool through twelfth grade, who are guided by two teachers. Superintendent: Stewart McDonald

 

Contacts:

City of Akhiok

P.O. Box 5050

Akhiok, AK 99615

Mayor - Linda Amodo

Vice Mayor - Dan McCoy

 

Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.

1400 W. Benson Blvd. #425

Anchorage, AK 99503

President - Becky Peratrovich

(907) 258-0604

 

Ayakulik, Incorporated

1901 K Street

Anchorage, AK 99503

President - Marvin Agnot

(907) 279-7911

 

Native Village of Akhiok

P.O. Box 5030

Akhiok, AK 99615-5030

President - Rolin M Amodo

(907) 836-2313

 

Utilities:

City of Akhiok - Electric

PO Box 5050

Akhiok, AK 99615

(907) 836-2313

 

Projects:

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

Download Akhiok Projects List