Today, Governor Mike Dunleavy regretfully accepted Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Jason Brune’s resignation. Commissioner Brune is leaving to pursue opportunities in the private sector. His last day will be August 20.
“Commissioner Brune’s tenure in DEC demonstrated his uncanny ability to balance environmental protection with responsible natural resource development,” said Governor Dunleavy. “While I am sorry to see him go, I respect his decision with the knowledge that his outstanding leadership at a new venue will continue to move Alaska forward.”
“It has been an honor to serve with Governor Dunleavy and so many great commissioners over the years,” said Commissioner Brune. “I’m so proud of and grateful for the hard work DEC employees do on a daily basis, in close collaboration with the regulated community, to advance our economy while protecting human health and the environment.”
Deputy Commissioner Emma Pokon will serve as acting commissioner until the Governor selects a permanent replacement later this year.