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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Ph: 907.. 562.. 7380 Fax: 888.. 356.. 1206.. Southwest Alaska.. Regional Profile.. Aleutians East Borough ».. Aleutians East Borough.. Akutan.. Belkofski Village.. Cold Bay.. False Pass.. King Cove.. Nelson Lagoon.. Pauloff Harbor.. Sand Point.. Unga.. Aleutians West CensusArea ».. Atka.. Adak.. Nikolski.. St.. Paul.. St George.. Unalaska.. Bristol Bay Borough ».. Bristol Bay Borough.. King Salmon.. Naknek.. South Naknek.. Dillingham Census Area ».. Aleknagik.. Clarks Point.. Dillingham.. Ekwok.. Ekuk.. Koliganek.. Manokotak.. New Stuyahok.. Portage Creek.. Twin Hills.. Togiak.. Kodiak Island Borough ».. Akhiok.. Afognak.. Kodiak.. Karluk.. Larsen Bay.. Ouzinkie.. Old Harbor.. Port Lions.. Lake Peninsula Bor.. ».. Chignik Lake.. Chignik Lagoon.. Chignik.. Egegik.. Ivanof Bay.. Iliamna.. Igiugig.. Kokhanok.. Levelock.. Nondalton.. Newhalen.. Port Heiden.. Port Alsworth.. Pilot Point.. Perryville.. Pedro Bay.. Ugashik.. Economic Profile.. CEDS.. Indicators ».. 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Linking Alaska's small businesses to.. the right resource at the right time.. SAVE THE DATE!.. The SWAMC 2014 Annual Economic Summit will be March 6-7.. Once again, held at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.. Details to follow soon!.. SWAMC Monthly Newsletters.. SWAMC produces monthly newsletters throughout the year to keep members.. and communities informed on what we're up to.. Click here to see our latest.. September 2013 newsletter.. You can see our newsletter archive.. here.. New AmeriCorps VISTA Joins SWAMC.. August 2013 -.. Mickey Morelli.. will serve as the STEM Education and Workforce Coordinator with.. SWAMC through the Americorp*Vista program.. She recently moved to Anchorage from the east coast and is excited to begin exploring her new home.. Mickey recently completed Rutgers University s dual enrollment program, earning Bachelor s of Art s degrees in Philosophy and Political Science and a Masters of Art s in International Development.. During her time with SWAMC she hopes to learn all she can about the Alaskan way of life.. In doing so she will strive to apply her developing understanding in order to better assist the schools and communities of the Southwest region.. She is looking forward to a winter full of ski trips and hot Russian tea.. SWAMC Letter to Governor Parnell Regarding SW Ferry Service.. Due to the loss of ferry service the entire summer of 2013 because of maintenance issues with the MV Tustumena, SWAMC sent a letter to Governor Parnell asking for some level of service restored to affected communities by October, as well as construction funds for a replacement vessel.. Design funds are being implemented this summer to fund replacement and design studies, but no construction dollars have been identified.. This is an issue SWAMC will continue to advocate.. See the letter to the Governor here.. Alaska Redistricting Board Restores Former Representation in Draft Map.. July 2013 -.. At its July 7 meeting to adopt Alaska's redistricting plan for State legislative representation, the.. Alaska Redistricting Board.. adopted a draft.. conceptual map.. that restores SWAMC's previous district borders to their approximate boundaries.. If approved at their July 13 meeting, that would mean a return to two House Districts representing SWAMC regions, the same as in 2011.. The Board's previous.. Amended Proclamation Plan.. from May 2012 split up the SWAMC region into three House Districts and one Senate pairing, and represented SW Alaska during the 2013 Legislature.. With the latest iteration, the Kodiak district remains about the same, but wide enough to include some of Upper Cook Inlet to the west and Prince William Sound and even Yakutat to the east.. The Bristol Bay and Aleutian region is similar to its pre-2012 version, but extends a bit further north to include some communities on the Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers.. If approved as the final plan, both districts will provide plenty  ...   elected President, Alice Ruby of Dillingham is Vice President, and Layton Lockett was tapped for Treasurer.. Lastly, we'd like to thank our.. marvelous sponsors.. for the event.. Without them, the conference would not have been possible.. Thank you so much!.. Read More.. Southwest Alaska Broadband Report Released.. December 2012 -.. Regional Applications for a Digital Economy.. (RADE) is the product of an effort over the latter half of 2012 to explore new opportunities made available by broadband, while also seeking ways to boost access in underserved markets of SW Alaska.. The.. report.. is full of findings and recommendations for policy and strategy to promote broadband deployment and application development in Southwest Alaska.. The document was grounded in research and analysis, but also drew on the experiences and guidance of a Broadband Focus Group made up of a cross-section of folks working in various sectors of SW Alaska, from education to business to government services.. Their perspectives on broadband needs, challenges, and opportunities in Rural Alaska informed much of the project work.. The report will be used as a guiding document by SWAMC as we continuously seek ways to broaden broadband access and adoption in the region.. SWAMC's 2012 in Review - A Word Cloud.. What a year it was in 2012! We focused a lot of building community capacity, our regional energy challenges, strengthening our Southwest fisheries, enhancing our educational opportunities, and maintaining our strategic partnerships, all in the name of regional economic development.. If you don't believe us,.. check out this Word Cloud.. , where we dumped all the text from our 15 newsletters this year into a hopper, and it produced our biggest themes of the year as a 'cloud'.. The bigger the word, the more frequent it appeared in our articles.. Have a look at some of our major priorities on the year, and look out for your community in the 2013 cloud!.. SWAMC Board and Partners Visit LNG Facility on Fact-Finding Tour.. October 2012 -.. SWAMC Board members and other partners recently toured the.. Kenai LNG Plant.. owned and operated by ConocoPhillips Alaska.. A day after our SWAMC Board retreat, a few of our Directors, staff, regional leaders, Rep.. Herron, and an energy consultant traveled down to Nikiski to.. get a lesson in LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) from the facility manager.. We received an education about the cooling (liquefaction) and regasification (vaporization) processes, shipping, safety, export values, and many applications of LNG.. However, the group was mainly there to learn about the feasibility of using North Slope gas for in-state purposes, primarily in Western and coastal Alaska.. What are the on-shore infrastructure needs to make this feasible? What sort of LNG vessels are best suited for Alaska's coast and watersheds? Would a big pipeline or a spur-line provide the right economics for bringing gas to more Alaskans? Is LNG or CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) a more suitable option for Rural Alaska? These and a host of other questions are worth investigating as we look to find solutions to Alaska's energy problems.. If you're near the Kenai Peninsula we encourage folks to take this tour to learn more about the processes of transporting and distributing LNG, and to dig into the economic complexities of All Alaska Gas.. SWAMC Partners with AEDC to Pursue Aerospace Industry Opportunities.. SWAMC and the.. Anchorage Economic Development Corporation.. (AEDC), another state ARDOR, recently toured the.. Kodiak Launch Complex.. (KLC) with a national site selection.. company to explore the possibilities of adding value to the burgeoning aerospace industry in Alaska.. KLC is owned and operated by the.. Alaska Aerospace Corporation.. and is located on Kodiak Island about 44 miles south of the City of Kodiak.. The tour included a representative working for Lockheed Martin, a regular customer of KLC looking to develop a supplier industry in Alaska, possibly in Anchorage or more closely located to the launch facility itself, in Kodiak.. There are many positive economic effects of such an expansion, particularly related to workforce, and could help diversify a local economy in the Southwest region.. SWAMC, AEDC, and Lockheed will continue to explore supplier opportunities in Alaska's aerospace industry and work with interested companies.. Phone: 907.. 1206 3300 Arctic Blvd, Ste.. 203, Anchorage, Alaska 99503..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Southwest Alaska
    Descriptive info: Return to Home.. Click on image for high-resolution map.. includes the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands, Bristol Bay, the Kodiak Archipelago, and the Pribilof Islands.. The region is comprised of four incorporated Boroughs and two federally-recognized census areas: the Aleutians East Borough, the Aleutians West Census Area, the Bristol Bay Borough, the Dillingham Census Area, the Kodiak Island Borough, and the Lake and Peninsula Borough.. Southwest Alaska has over 29,300 residents living in fifty-four communities within the region..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Regional Profile
    Descriptive info: is a.. vast area.. that includes portions of mainland Alaska as well as hundreds of islands.. The region encompasses four incorporated boroughs and two federally recognized census areas: the Aleutians East Borough, the Aleutians West Census Area, the Bristol Bay Borough, the Dillingham Census Area, the Kodiak Island Borough, and the Lake & Peninsula Borough.. The combined area of the four boroughs and  ...   an area roughly equivalent to the state of Oregon.. Southwest Alaska Land Area by Borough and Census Areas.. Aleutians East Borough 6,988.. 1 sq.. miles.. Aleutians West Census Area 4,397.. 0 sq miles.. Bristol Bay Borough 504.. 9 sq.. Dillingham Census Area 18,675.. 0 sq.. Kodiak Island Borough 6,559.. 8 sq.. Lake & Peninsula Borough 23, 782.. Total Southwest Region.. : 60,906.. miles..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Aleutians East Borough
    Descriptive info: The Aleutians East Borough includes the communities of Akutan, Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point.. Commercial fishing and seafood processing are the driving force of the region's economy.. Salmon, crab, pollock, halibut, rockfish, and other species are harvested by both local and non-resident fishermen and processed in local facilities.. In 2001, seafood-processing jobs accounted for 90 percent of the borough's private sector wage and salary employment.. Cold Bay is located on the  ...   region, connecting the surrounding villages and most of the borough with Anchorage.. It is also the home of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.. A second wildlife refuge, The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge covers much of the Aleutian chain.. Both are administered by the U.. S.. Fish and Wildlife Service.. Projects:.. Download a listing of projects submitted by the Aleutians East Borough for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.. Download Aleutians East Projects List..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Aleutians East Borough
    Descriptive info: The Borough stretches from Akutan in the west to Port Moller in the east.. Commercial fishing dominates the economy, while there is excellent potential for oil and gas development.. The seat of Borough government is Sand Point.. Several projects are underway to improve the infrastructure of the East Aleutians.. Visit the Borough webpage to find out more.. Contacts:.. A.. E.. Borough.. :.. 3380 C Street, Suite 205.. Anchorage, AK 99503.. Mayor-.. Stanley Mack.. ph: (907) 383-2699.. Borough Administrator-.. Robert Juettner.. ph: (907) 274-7555.. Clerk-.. Tina Anderson.. ph: (907) 383-2380.. Download Aleutians East Borough Projects List..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Akutan
    Descriptive info: Akutan.. is a second-class city.. located on Akutan Island in the eastern Aleutians.. Akutan Island is.. one of the Krenitzin Islands of the Fox Island group.. The island s hills are home to a diverse array of wildflowers and berries.. Akutan sits just west of an active volcano and not far from the island s thermal hot springs.. The village of Akutan began in 1878 as a fur storage and trading port for the Western Fur Trading Company.. The company's agent established a commercial cod fishing and processing business that quickly attracted.. nearby Unangans to the community.. In 1942 the Japanesse attacked nearby Unalaska and the.. U.. government evacuated Akutan residents to the Ketchikan area.. The village was re-established in 1944, although many villagers chose not to return.. This exposure to the outside world brought many changes to the traditional lifestyle and attitudes of  ...   first Tuesday in October.. Education:.. Akutan school falls within the.. Aleutians East Borough School District.. The school currently enrolls 14 students from preschool through twelfth grade, who are guided by two teachers.. Superintendent: Timothy Stathis.. View Map.. City of Akutan.. P.. O.. Box 109.. Akutan, AK 99553.. Joe Bereskin.. ph: (907) 698-2228.. Administrator- Herman Tuna Scanlan.. (907) 274-7555.. Anchorage office:.. 3380 C St.. , Suite 205.. Village Corporation.. Akutan Corporation.. Box 8.. ph: (907) 698-2206.. Village Council.. Native Village of Akutan.. Box 89.. Akutan, AK 99553-0089.. President- Jeanie Webster.. ph: (907) 698-2300.. CDQ Group.. :.. Aleutian/Pribilof Island Comm.. Development Assoc.. 234 Gold Street.. Juneau, AK 99801.. CEO-.. Larry Cotter.. ph: (907) 586-0161.. Utilities:.. Akutan Electric Utility.. Akutan, AK 99553.. Download a listing of projects submitted by the City of Akutan for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.. Download Akutan Projects List..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Belkofski Village
    Descriptive info: Belkofski.. is an unincorporated village in the Aleutians East Borough,.. located.. at the eastern end of the Alaska Peninsula, 12 miles southeast of King Cove.. Russians originally colonized Belkofski in 1823 to harvest the large concentration of sea otters inhabiting the area's reefs.. At the height of this exploitation, Belkofski was one of the most affluent villages in the area.. In the 1880s.. residents imported building materials and furniture from San Francisco.. When the otter industry diminished at the turn of the century, so did the population of Belkofski.. Remaining residents trapped for subsistence.. Cash employment  ...   moved to King Cove in the early 1980s.. Belkofski is now a summer fishing camp, used by King Cove residents and other area Unanga.. Belkofski is accessible by boat or seaplane.. It has no harbor, dock, boat-landing facilities, airstrip, roads, or vehicles.. Borough Mayor: Stanley Mack.. Belkofski Corporation.. Box 46.. King Cove, AK 99612.. President- Claude Kuzakin.. Native Village of Belkofski.. Box 57.. King Cove, AK 99612.. President-.. Simeon Kuzakin.. ph:(907) 497-3122.. Download a listing of projects submitted by Belkofski Village for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.. Download Belkofski Village Projects List..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Cold Bay
    Descriptive info: is a second class city in the Aleutians East Borough,.. located in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge at the western end of the Alaska Peninsula.. Archaeological sites dating to the last ice age indicate the area around Cold Bay was once inhabited by a large Native population.. It was used by European hunters and trappers throughout the 19th century.. Izembeck Lagoon was named in 1827 by Count Feodor Kutke, after Karl Izembeck, a surgeon aboard the sloop Moller.. During World War II, Cold Bay was the site of the strategic air base Fort Randall.. Cold Bay s primary services include the fishing industry, Aleutian transportation and wildlife protection.. Subsistence and recreational fishing and hunting are a part of the local culture.. Up to 70,000 Canada geese migrate through Cold Bay in the fall.. Izembeck Lagoon offers the world's largest eelgrass beds, providing feeding grounds for more than 100,000 brant during their spring and fall migrations.. Governance:.. The city was incorporated in 1982 and maintains a mayoral form of government.. Elections are held the first Tuesday  ...   wide paved crosswind runway.. FAA flight service station.. Seaplane base.. The community currently has a dock and wants to develop a breakwater, boat harbor, and boat launch.. Marine cargo services are available monthly from Seattle.. The state ferry operates bi-monthly from Kodiak between May and October, although it has been in disrepair for the 2013 season.. There are approximately 40 miles of local gravel roads.. The Cold Bay School is a member of the Aleutians East Borough School District.. The school currently enrolls nine students from preschool through twelfth grade who are guided by a single teacher.. Superintendent:.. Timothy Stathis.. City of Cold Bay.. Box 10.. Cold Bay, AK 99571.. Jorge Lopez.. ph:(907) 532-2401.. Native Health Care Provider.. Eastern Aleutian Tribes, Incorporated.. 3380 C Street, Suite 100.. Anchorage, AK 995033949.. Phone.. 907-277-1440.. G K Inc.. - Electric.. Box 117.. Cold Bay, AK 99571.. Utility Manager-Gary Ferguson.. ph: (907) 532-2407.. Download a listing of projects submitted by the City of Cold Bay for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.. Download Cold Bay Projects List..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - False Pass
    Descriptive info: is a second class city in the Aleutians East Borough.. It is.. located on the eastern shore of Unimak Island, on a strait connecting the Pacific Gulf of Alaska to the Bering Sea.. landscapes of False Pass has developed primarily on a base of volcanic material which has been subsequently eroded by ice and water.. Since volcanism is an active on-going process, the landscapes on Unimak Island are rugged and from the point of view of Geomorphology, are quite young.. Most of this landscape is untouched by human activity and lies within the National Wildlife Refuge system.. Bering Sea presents an extremely shallow annex to the strait and cannot accommodate large vessels; thus inspiring the name False Pass.. The area was originally settled by a homesteader in the early 1900s.. A cannery was established in 1917 and natives immigrated from Morzhovoi, Sanak Island, and Ikatan.. A post office was established in 1921.. The cannery operated continuously, except from 1973 to 1976, during which time.. two hard winters depleted the fish resources.. It was destroyed by  ...   and a state-owned.. 2,100' long by 75' wide gravel airstrip are available.. Mail and passenger flights arrive three times weekly.. There is no boat harbor but a dock and boat ramp are available.. Cargo barges are available from Seattle.. No local taxi or delivery services exist in False Pass.. The state ferry operates once a month between May and October from Kodiak.. The False Pass School is a member.. of the Aleutians East Borough School District.. The school currently enrolls ten students from preschool through twelfth grade who are guided by two.. teachers.. City of False Pass.. Box 50.. False Pass, AK 99583-0050.. Tom Hoblet.. ph: (907) 548-2319.. City Clerk/Treasurer- Melinda Helberg.. False Pass Tribal Council.. Box 29.. False Pass, AK 99583.. Ruth Hoblet.. ph:(907) 548-2227.. Isanotski Corporation.. 101 Isanotski Drive.. Ken Smith, Jr.. ph:(907) 548-2217.. False Pass Electric Assoc.. Box 50.. False Pass, AK 99583.. Manager- Tom Hoblet.. Download a listing of projects submitted by the City of False Pass for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.. Download False Pass Projects List..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - King Cove
    Descriptive info: is a first class city in the Aleutians East Borough,.. located on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula,.. on a sand spit fronting Deer Passage and Deer Island.. The city is situated in a narrow valley overshadowed by rugged mountains reaching down to the water's edge.. King Cove was founded in 1911 when Pacific American Fisheries built a salmon cannery.. Early settlers were Unangan, Scandinavian, and other European fishermen.. Of the first ten founding families, five consisted of a European father and an Aleut mother.. The city was incorporated in 1949.. The cannery operated continuously between 1911 and 1976, when it was partially destroyed by fire.. The adoption of the 200-mile fisheries limit inspired a rebuilding of the cannery.. King Cove remains tied to fishing and fish processing and.. is a mixed non-Native and Unangan community.. The city was incorporated in 1949 and maintains a mayoral form of government.. Regular elections are held on the first Tuesday in October.. The mayor is elected at large for a three year term.. The six member City Council meets at least once a month on the second or fourth Wednesday of each month.. Two members are elected at large annually for three year terms.. The council appoints the City  ...   ferry operates bi-monthly between May and October in King Cove.. The ferry and marine cargo services use one of three docks owned by Peter Pan Seafoods.. A deep water dock is also operated by the city.. The North Harbor provides moorage for 90 boats and is ice-free all year.. The new Babe Newman Harbor is operated by the city and provides additional moorage for 60' to 150' long fishing vessels.. King Cove School is a member of the Aleutians East Borough School District.. The school currently enrolls 110 students from preschool through twelfth grade, who are guided by 12 teachers.. The high school has cross country, volley ball, wrestling and basketball teams.. King Cove competes as 1a in the.. Alaska School Activities Association.. The school mascot is the T-Jack (Tundra Jack).. City of King Cove.. Box 37.. King Cove, AK 99612-0037.. Ernest Weiss.. ph: (907) 497-2340.. City Manager-.. Gary Henning.. OR, for.. Anchorage Office.. Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove.. Box 249.. President-.. Donna Walker.. ph: (907) 497-2648.. King Cove Corporation.. Box 38.. Dean Gould.. ph: (907) 497-2312.. Manager- Gary Hennigh.. Download a listing of projects submitted by the City of King Cove for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.. Download King Cove Projects List..

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  • Title: Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference - Nelson Lagoon
    Descriptive info: is an unincorporated village in the Aleutians East Borough.. It.. is located on the northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula, on a narrow sand spit that separates the lagoon from the Bering Sea.. Nelson Lagoon has been used historically as an Unangan summer fish camp.. The lagoon was named in 1882 for Edward William Nelson of the U.. Signal Corps, an explorer in the Yukon Delta region between 1877 and 1920.. A salmon saltery operated from 1906 to 1917, which attracted Scandinavian fishermen, but there has been no cannery since.. In 1965 a school was built.. and the community began to be occupied year-round.. The culture is focused on commercial  ...   long by 75' wide gravel runway serves regularly-scheduled flights.. There is a dock, boat ramp, harbormaster's office, and warehouse.. Some freight is landed at the Peter Pan Seafoods dock, 30 miles away at Port Moller.. The Nelson Lagoon School is inactive at this time.. View Map.. Nelson Lagoon Corporation.. PO Box 13.. Nelson Lagoon, AK 99571.. President- Paul Gunderson.. ph: (907) 989-2204.. Native Village of Nelson Lagoon.. Box 913-N.. L.. G.. Ray Johnson.. Nelson Lagoon Electric Cooperative.. Box 13.. Nelson Lagoon, AK 99571-0013.. Manager- Justine Gunderson.. Download a listing of projects submitted by Nelson Lagoon for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.. Download Nelson Lagoon Projects List..

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