Dividends, board elections, and “Young Providers” awards are on the schedule for BSNC’s annual meeting, set for Saturday, Oct. 3, in Nome’s Mini Convention Center.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies held a meeting in Nome to start the revision process, which will take about a year.
AIH President Terry Shurtleff and the existing executive team will continue managing the company, and its more than 230 employees, on a day-to-day basis.
“Instead of having one region try to advocate for responsible development in the Arctic, you have three regions with very, very different backgrounds doing it together as a single voice,” said Matt Ganley with BSNC.
More than 2,000 acres at the point could be transferred to Bering Straits Native Corporation, with several hundred-odd acre footprints for the U.S. Coat Guard and the State of Alaska.
Tom Jamgochian, Stephanie Johnson, Deanna Hacker, and Rolland Trowbridge will race from Nome to Council and back.
The Walker administration has restored $7.7 million to the state’s basic homeless assistance program, or BHAP, funding 40 shelters emergency and homeless shelters statewide.
“Basically we need to figure out how to get $1 million closer than we are today,” Utility Manager John Handeland said of the group’s 2015 budget.
The city’s top priority is continuing with ongoing water and sewer upgrades, but even modest projects are uncertain in the face of a potential $3 billion deficit due to falling oil prices.
As AFN endorses candidates in the Governor and Senate races, Bering Straits Native Corporation follows suit, with an additional endorsement for Don Young.