Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor http://gov.alaska.gov en-us Fri, 30 Jan 15 15:47:15 -0900 Fri, 30 Jan 15 15:43:55 -0900 -- ben.shier@alaska.gov (Benjamin Shier) peter@advanced-design.com (Peter Torkelson) Governor Appoints New National Guard Leaders Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7069 Today Governor Bill Walker named retired U.S. Army Colonel Laurel Hummel as The Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard and Commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. He also named retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Robert Doehl as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 30 Jan 15 14:15:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7069 Four Appointees Named to Board of Regents Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7065 Today Governor Bill Walker submitted the names of four Alaskans to be appointed to the University of Alaska Board of Regents: Andy Teuber of Kodiak, Sheri Buretta of Anchorage, John Davies of Fairbanks and Lisa Parker of Soldotna. The appointees will replace four current regents whose terms expire on February 3, 2015. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 26 Jan 15 16:52:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7065 First Lady Joins Alaska Children's Trust Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7064 In an effort to raise awareness for child safety, the Alaska Children’s Trust has named First Lady of Alaska Donna Walker as their Honorary Chair. Established in 1988, the Alaska Children’s Trust is the lead statewide organization focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. As Honorary Chair, Mrs. Walker will help bring light to the importance of keeping children in safe, stable and nurturing environments. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 26 Jan 15 09:21:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7064 Obama, Jewell Attacking Alaska’s Future Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7063 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alaska’s Congressional Delegation and Gov. Bill Walker today denounced President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for launching an unprecedented assault on Alaska that will have long-lasting effects on the state’s economy and the nation’s energy security. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Sun, 25 Jan 15 09:25:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7063 Luiken Named DOT Commissioner Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7062 Governor Bill Walker announced today that he has appointed Marc Luiken as Commissioner of Department of Transportation. “Marc brings to the table leadership experience and knowledge of the department, so he will hit the ground running,” Governor Walker said. “I am impressed with Marc’s vision for DOT. He believes in efficient use of existing resources. His philosophy is a prudent one given our current fiscal challenges.” governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 23 Jan 15 14:17:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7062 Speech: State of the Budget Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7061 President Kevin Meyer, Speaker Mike Chenault, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, members of the Legislature, members of the Cabinet and fellow Alaskans. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 22 Jan 15 20:29:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7061