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AAPC Submits Final Report, Introduces Arctic Policy Legislation

For Immediate Release: January 28th, 2015

AAPC Submits Final Report, Introduces Arctic Policy Legislation
Commission Members to Hold Press Conference on Monday, February 2nd

JUNEAU – On Friday, the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) will submit its final report to the Legislature. Earlier this month, AAPC Co-Chairs Senator Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage) and Representative Bob Herron (D-Bethel) submitted companion bills, House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 16, to define the State’s Arctic Policy which is designed to guide the State’s initiatives and inform U.S. domestic and international Arctic policy to best serve the interests of Alaska and the nation.Continue reading

Alaska Arctic Policy Commission to Meet in Anchorage

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2013

Alaska Arctic Policy Commission to Meet in Anchorage

Commissioners Gather in Anchorage to discuss Arctic Policy Recommendations before start of Legislative Session 

ANCHORAGE– The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) will convene in Anchorage at the Dena’ina Center, Tikahtnu Room E, December 9 and 10 to continue working on a preliminary report delineating Alaska’s Arctic policy.Continue reading

Alaska Arctic Policy Commission: Goals and Ambitions

Published in the Alaska Dispatch – March 21, 2013
by Lesil McGuire and Bob Herron

Alaska Senate President Charlie Huggins and Alaska House Speaker Mike Chenault appointed us as Co-Chairs of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC). It is an honor and a responsibility that we accept with humility.

The Commission will be holding it’s first meeting in Juneau, from Noon-6 PM, Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Centennial Hall at 101 Egan Drive. This public meeting will also be streamed live at www.akl.tv.Continue reading