Legislature Appoints Members to Northern Waters Task Force
|State and Federal Interests Collaborate on Alaska Issues|
Posted: August 23, 2010
(Kotzebue) - The Alaska State Legislature today announced its appointments to the Northern Waters Task Force. The House Community and Regional Affairs committee sponsored the measure, which was signed into law earlier this month.
We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I look forward to the challenges before us, and to speaking with people in communities that are impacted by changes in Arctic waters.
The Northern Waters Task Force is comprised of legislators, leaders from Arctic communities, and members representing key federal and state agencies. The members of the task force are Representatives Reggie Joule, D-Kotzebue; Bob Herron, D-Bethel; Senators Bert Stedman, R-Sitka; Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel; Dept. of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Larry Hartig; North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta; Unalaska City Manager Chris Hladick; Nome Mayor Denise Michaels; NANA Corp. Vice President Chuck Green; and Alaska Marine Conservation Council Chair Dave Kubiak. Senator Donald Olson, D-Golovin; Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham; and Governor's Office Fisheries Policy Advisor Cora Campbell will serve as alternates.
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