Southeast Conference November Newsletter

In This Issue
Meeting Dates
CEDS Spotlight
Join a Committee!
Thusday Presentation
KC Hostetler
AMHS Reform
Board of Directors
 Alaska Airlines

 Alaska Electric Light & Power
 Avista Corporation

 Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

 Alaska Marine Lines
Haines Borough
 Sealaska Corporation
Ketchikan Convention and Visitors Bureau
Vigor Alaska
Williams Kastner
Port of Bellingham
Coeur Alaska
The Alaska Committee
LifeMed Alaska
Waste Management
Constantine Mining
Alaska Power & Telephone Company
The Grind Coffee Company
Inside Passage Electric Cooperative
 Visit Sitka Alaska
The Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce
Wostmann Associates 
Save the Dates
Mid-session Summit and Annual Meeting dates for 2018 are set, so make sure you have them on your calendar.

February 13-14 : Mid-session Summit at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau.
September 12-14 : The Annual Meeting will take place in Ketchikan.
Southeast Conference Economic Plan Spotlighted as one of the Best in the Nation
Read about it here:

Join a Committee! 
We want YOU to serve on a Southeast Conference committee, and there are so many fabulous ones to choose from:

Economic Development 

Signing us just means we will send you meeting information, and so feel free to sign up if you just want to stay informed.
Did you miss the annual Southeast by the Numbers presentation? Join us Thursday!
Weekly Luncheon - Thursday, November 16th
Doors open at 11:30 am, program starts at 12:00 pm, Juneau Moose Lodge
$20 for Members, $25 for Non-members, $12.00 program only fee  
Welcome our Newest Board Member KC Hostetler 
We are excited to have KC join our board of directors! Her depth of expertise and knowledge on so many topics will be much appreciated. KC will Chair the Tourism Committee and is a member of the Transportation Committee.
AMHS Reform Report 
AMHS Reform Phase 2 - review final recommendations at 
Public comments have been reviewed and the final deliverable of the Phase 2 AMHS Reform Strategic Business and Operation Plan is now posted on the website. More news soon on the next phase of work.  See today's Juneau Empire Article.

Payments In Lieu of Taxes 
NACo is leading a coalition of impacted counties, school districts, and other interested organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to fully fund the Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for FY 2018 and reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program until a permanent solution is developed. 
Sixty-two percent of boroughs/counties in 49 states nationwide have untaxable federal land within our boundaries, and are required to provide critical services to residents and public lands visitors including search and rescue services, emergency management, law enforcement and education. 
If your community, school district or other organization is interested in signing onto this letter, please fill out the form at the link below, and you will be added to it. The deadline to sign on as a supporter is 6 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, November 16. It only takes about 3 minutes to fill out.