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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Accepting Applications: Economic Diversification Commission

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION COMMISSION VACANCIES

ONE VACANCY TO SERVE A THREE MONTH TERM EXPIRING SEPTEMBER 2017
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ONE VACANCY TO SERVE A TWO YEAR, THREE MONTH TERM EXPIRING SEPTEMBER 2019

Two vacancies currently exist on the Economic Diversification Commission due to resignation. The City of Valdez is accepting applications from citizens who would like to be considered for appointment.

Members of the commission shall be diversified to the maximum extent possible and appointed to represent specific industry sectors of the economy. No two members may be appointed to serve concurrently from the same industry sector. Appointees representing the following industry sectors will be considered to fill the current vacancies: (1) accommodations, (2) commercial fisheries, (3) food and beverage, (4) healthcare, (5) professional services – attorney, engineer, banker, real estate, media, etc., (6) seafood processing, (7) sport fisheries, (8) transportation, (9) utilities, and (10) winter tours and attractions.

The commission is an advisory commission to the city council. It shall have the authority to prepare and submit for approval a comprehensive economic diversification strategy for the overall economic diversification of the community; prepare and recommend for approval reports and plans regarding socioeconomic data and specific sectors of the economy; review and make recommendations to the council for approval of strategic plans, plans of work and funding requests of agencies, organizations, and event sponsors; review and make recommendations for approval on projects submitted for economic development grant funding opportunities; receive, consider and evaluate public input, opinions and recommendations regarding economic diversification programs of the city and advise the city council of any findings or recommendations; and other duties related to economic diversification as outlined in Chapter 2.60 of Valdez municipal code.

Applications may be obtained at City Hall or online at www.ci.valdez.ak.us. Applications can be submitted by mail to PO Box 307, Valdez, AK 99686, by fax at 835-2992, Attention: Deputy City Clerk, or by email to aferko@ci.valdez.ak.us before 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31st for appointment by City Council on Tuesday, June 6th. As there are two vacancies with different term expirations, applicants should note term length preference on their application.
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