Southeast Conference July Newsletter

In This Issue
Annual Meeting
Become a Board Member
Community and Business of the Year Nominations
Provide a Auction Item
Board of Directors
Legacy Sponsors
First Bank
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Haines Borough
City of  Ketchikan
State of Alaska
City of Valdez
Benefactor Sponsors

Alaska Electric Light & Power
Alaska Committee   
Lynden Inc.  
City and Borough of Sitka  
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Alaska Power & Telephone
Southeast Alaska Solid Waste Authority
Southeast Road Builders
Vigor Alaska  
Ketchikan Marine Industry Council Municipality of Skagway  
City of Kodiak 
Bronze Sponsors
Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine
University of Alaska Southeast
Alaska Marine Lines
Madison Lumber & Hardware  
Best Western Landing Plus  
City of Unalaska  
City of Cordova
City and Borough of Wrangell
City of Pelican
City of Thorne Bay
Cordova Chamber
Greater Sitka Chamber
Hyder Community Association
Huna Totem
Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Marine Engineers
Masters Mates and Pilots Union
Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
Petersburg Economic Development Council
SouthWest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC)
Travel Juneau
Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Register Now for the Annual Meeting in September
It is going to be a great event 
We hope you can join us in Haines as we have a fantastic roster of speakers lined up on key areas of the regional economy. You won't want to miss this event (and rooms are filling up quickly). Also, we have fantastic ferry connections to and from the conference, making this a great excuse to enjoy a ride on the Alaska Marine Highway. We are still finalizing the agenda, but a taste of what we are planning is below:

Tuesday, September 19th : Economic Strategies, Visitor Industry , Health Care, Economic Land Use Planning , Mining Luncheon, Timber Industry , Energy, and the Haines Community Reception
Wednesday, September 20th : Transportation and AMHS , Panel of Past Presidents, Southeast Alaska Elected Officials Candidate Forum , Seafood and Maritime, Arts Sector , Workforce Development, and Banquet & Auction
Thursday, September 21st
Annual Membership Business Meeting

Become a Board Member
 Would you like to be a board member for Southeast Conference? 

Send us your letter of interest.  Any Southeast Conference member in good standing may declare their interest in a seat on the Southeast Conference Board of Directors. Please follow these procedures:  You must be a member of Southeast Conference. You must submit a letter of intent to the Board of Directors no later than August 15th to run for the available seat. The letter must contain: a statement of the candidate's interest to run, full name, residential address, phone number and signature. Email communication is acceptable. Send email communications to  All nominees will be reviewed by the SEC Nominating Committee and then approved by the entire SEC Board of Directors before being presented to the membership for consideration.
Open seats: 3 year terms: Northern Private, Northern Public, At-Large Private, Southern Private. 
Nominate a Community or Business of the Year

Southeast Alaska Business of Year Nomination

Southeast Alaska Community of Year Nomination
Provide a Scholarship Auction Item
The Scholarship Auction will be held in Haines.  Please consider donating to the auction and join us for the fun. Southeast Conference has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to over 235 students attending the University of Alaska Southeast. Last year you donated more than $17,000 to provide scholarships for students interested in making Southeast Alaska a better place.  If you have an item, just drop it off in the Juneau Southeast Conference office, bring to Haines, or if it is an experience rather than an object, just fill out this form.