Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor en-us Fri, 12 Feb 16 21:54:22 -0900 Tue, 09 Feb 16 14:44:18 -0900 -- ( (Peter Torkelson) Volunteer Awards Nomination Period Opens Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7370 First Lady Donna Walker today encouraged Alaskans to nominate fellow citizens who have performed extraordinary volunteer service for the 2016 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 08 Feb 16 10:10:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7370 Alaska Ferry System Brings Economic Benefits Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7368 Governor Bill Walker and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities today released a report on the economic impacts of the Alaska Marine Highway System. The report, prepared by the Juneau-based McDowell Group, found that the state-run ferry system generates a return of more than $2 to the state for every $1 invested. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 04 Feb 16 11:14:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7368 Education Department Changes Leadership Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7367 Governor Bill Walker and Board of Education and Early Development Chair James Fields announced a change in leadership for the Department of Education today. Dr. Susan McCauley will take over as interim Commissioner for the Department of Education and Early Development beginning March 1st while the Board conducts its search for a new department head. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 04 Feb 16 09:30:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7367 Gov. Makes Boards of Fish, Game Appointments Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7365 Governor Bill Walker announced his most recent appointments to the Boards of Fish and Game today. Alan Cain, Israel Payton, and Robert Ruffner will join the Alaska Board of Fisheries, which sets regulations and policy related to the state’s fishery resources. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 02 Feb 16 09:16:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7365 Dean Williams Appointed Head of Corrections Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7364 Governor Bill Walker announced today his selection of a Department of Corrections commissioner. Dean Williams, who served as Governor Walker’s special assistant, conducted an administrative review of the department, and identified key areas for improvement in policies and procedures. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 28 Jan 16 13:03:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7364 Governor Welcomes Federal Energy Support Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7363 Governor Bill Walker is pleased to share information about a federal program supporting energy efficiency in rural Alaska communities. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 27 Jan 16 16:53:01 -0900 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7363