"The fishing fleet has always been the economic lifeblood of this community. Despite levying ever-increasing harbor fees and various fish taxes, not enough has been done to support the fleet."
"Key to me in representing Sitka on the city assembly is to be responsive and conversant about the issues important to our community. Equity, fiscal and program sustainability will be at the forefront of my mind."
At 34, Matt Hunter has served four years so far in local government -- one as deputy mayor. He says he's got the experience -- and the patience -- to move to the mayor's chair.
There are two open seats on the Assembly. And Port and Harbors Commission Chair Kevin Knox is vying for one of them. The lifelong Sitkan got his start in public service through seaplanes and swim coaching, but it’s the cost of living on the land that’s motivating him to run for the first time.
Ed Gray doesn’t just want to sit on the school board -- he’d like to lead it. The two-time school-board candidate disagrees with the district’s direction and approach to education.
On Wednesday night (12-16-15), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska filled two vacant seats on the council at its regular meeting. After hearing verbal testimony from four candidates, the council appointed and swore in Clara Gray and Lesa Way to a two-year term.
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council swore in two returning members at a meeting Wednesday (12-2-15). But now it’s looking for two more tribal citizens who want to be part of the federally-recognized government body.
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska certified the results of its election Wednesday night (11-18-15) but still hasn’t decided who will fill its fourth open seat, which no one ran for.
Only 85 tribal citizens — out of 1,900 — voted in the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council Election on Tuesday (11-10-15). (Photo by Mike Hicks)
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council has three firm members for its four … more
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is holding elections for tribal council today (11-10-15). Polls will be open from 8 in the morning until 8 in the evening at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi.