Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Governor Michael J. Dunleavy announced Monday some key changes and appointments to the seven-member board of directors governing the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.
Dunleavy named Department of Labor Commissioner Tamika Ledbetter and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune to serve as State of Alaska department-level appointees to the AGDC Board. Doug Smith and Dan Coffey, both of Anchorage, were also named to replace outgoing board members Hugh Short of Girdwood and Joey Merrick of Eagle River. Short and Merrick were both notified of their dismissal from the AGDC board earlier today.
“Alaskans have long focused on the benefits of reduced energy costs, bringing our rich energy resources to market and monetizing our North Slope gas. Today’s announcement continues those goals, while putting in place the personnel to make diligent review of the project. AGDC is tasked with a very complex mission – and I look forward to seeing how best the State can assist in moving a project forward,” said Governor Dunleavy. “Each one of our appointees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to [the] table, including in areas of resource development, labor and workforce, regulatory issues and oversight, and I look forward to working closely with them in the future.”
AGDC is governed by a seven-member board of directors — five public members and two principal department heads of the State of Alaska. Board members are appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the legislature. New members of the board will join AGDC board members Dave Cruz of Palmer, David Wright of Anchorage, and Warren Christian of North Pole.
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