GOTNV Update: Join a State Board or Commission
You may have thought the election season is over and so it is. However, the next Get Out the Native Vote (GOTNV) initiative aims to get you more involved! Have you ever thought about the knowledge and experience you would gain by joining a state board or commission? GOTNV supports participation in policy-making through service on local and state boards and commissions.
Serving on a state board or commission is one of the most effective ways a citizen can contribute to and take ownership of their own governance. Citizen membership allows the service member to provide advice to state agencies on specific issues, provide regulation for industries, ensure consumer protection and impact official state policies.
Doyon strongly encourages representation on state boards by shareholders, with an emphasis on representation from rural Alaska.
The State of Alaska boards and commissions are appointed by the governor and, depending on the board or commission, may require a legislative confirmation. A legislative confirmation requires an Alaska House and Senate vote confirmation. Individuals who are interested in joining a state board or commission can apply to be appointed on this website.
There are more than 1,500 seats in the 137 State of Alaska boards and commissions. Board and commission positions expire at various times of the year and have varying service lengths between three and four years. The Office of Boards and Commissions reviews each application about three months prior to the expiration of the seat or term applied for.
To view all State of Alaska active boards and commissions, including rosters and seat expirations, visit here.
For more information on how you can serve on an Alaska state board or commission, contact the Office of Boards and Commissions at 907-269-7450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.