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Governor Dunleavy Appoints Alaskans to Statewide Broadband Advisory Board

Jan 27, 2023

Governor Mike Dunleavy is releasing the roster of Alaskans appointed to his new Statewide Broadband Advisory Board. The board consists of 15 members, including 13 appointed by the Governor and two state legislators selected by the presiding officers. The legislative appointments are expected in the near future.

The purpose of the advisory board is to provide technology-neutral input, recommendations, and advice regarding state broadband policy, goals, and objectives, project proposal processes and criteria for project selection; mapping and data collection and sharing efforts; and progress made on the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband established under Administrative Order No. 322.

Michael Brase (Fairbanks)
Member/ University of Alaska 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Charles Carpenter (Anchorage)
Technology Neutral Consultant 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Archibald Ferguson (Anchorage)
Member/ Health Care Community 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Anastasia Hoffman (Bethel)
Member/ Alaska Native Corporation01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Glenda Ledford (Wasilla)
Local Government Representative 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Thomas Lochner (Anchorage)
Commissioner of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development or Designee 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Travis Million (Copper Center)
Representative for Rural Energy Systems 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Kathleen Moran (Anchorage)
Broadband Consumer 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Steve Noonkesser (Dillingham)
Member/School District 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Christine O’Connor (Wasilla)
Member/ Broadband Industry 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Laurel Shoop (Juneau)
Commissioner of Education & Early Development or Designee

Charlene Stern (Fairbanks)
Member/ Tribal Government 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Tara Sweeney (Girdwood)
Member/ Business Community 01/23/2023 – 01/23/2026

Ex Officio/House Speaker Appointee/nonvoting – appointment TBA

Ex Officio/Senate President Appointee/nonvoting – appointment TBA

Click here for the fact sheet on the advisory board.