Port Heiden is 424 miles southwest of Anchorage, at the mouth of the Meshik River on the north side of the Alaska Peninsula. It lies near the Aniakchak National Preserve and Monument. A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Port Heiden Village Council. The population of the community consists of 78.2% Alaska Native or part Native. Commercial fishing and government jobs provide the majority of cash income. Subsistence harvests of salmon, other fish and marine mammals average 109 lbs. per person.



City of Port Heiden

P.O. Box 49050

Port Heiden, AK 99549

Mayor - Marc Welbourne

(907) 837-2209

City Clerk - Lavada O’Domin

(907) 837-2209


Native Council of Port Heiden

P.O. Box 49007

Port Heiden, AK 99549

President - John Christensen Jr

(907) 837-2296


Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation

PO Box 1464

Dillingham, AK 99576-1464

President/CEO – Norman Van Vactor

(907) 842-4370



City of Port Heiden - Electric

P.O. Box 49050

Port Heiden, AK 99549

Utility Manager - Delores Anderson

(907) 837-2209



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

Download Port Heiden Projects List