The next meeting of the AAPC will take place in Anchorage on Dec. 9 and 10. See Anchorage Meeting for more information.
About the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission
The Alaska Northern Waters Task Force (1 & 2) was created by the Legislature in 2011 and tasked with an initial examination of the issues brought forward by the opening of Alaska’s Arctic waters. Per the Task Force’s recommendation, the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission was legislatively created by HCR 23 (1 & 2) in April 2012, and held its first meeting March 23, 2013. The Commission will carry on the work of the NWTF in more detail, and create an actionable Arctic policy for Alaska.
The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) is made up of 26 Commissioners, including 10 Legislators and 16 experts from throughout the state. The Commission is co-chaired by Senator Lesil McGuire and Representative Bob Herron.
One of the most important aspects of the AAPC’s work will be positively influencing federal Arctic policy so that the needs of Alaskans come first.
The Commission is divided into these Policy Teams that will focus on different topic areas.
Letter of Intent to Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Susan Rice from the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission. “With this letter we introduce the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) and the Commission’s intent, assumptions, and scope of work. We look forward to working with the implementation team for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region and other federal partners in the months ahead…” AAPC Letter of Intent (Click the link to download).
Meeting Reviews and Upcoming Details
- March 23 — Juneau
- June 12-13 — Barrow
- August 28-29 — Unalaska
- October 22-23 — Fairbanks
- December 9-10 — Anchorage
To contact the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.