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Water Safety Month

Water Safety Month

WHEREAS, Alaska is renowned for the beautiful lakes, rivers, and thousands of miles of coastline that provide Alaskans and visitors alike a wide variety of water-related activities to enjoy as part of the unique outdoor experience that life in the Last Frontier...

Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month

WHEREAS, Alaskans are committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends on the safety and effectiveness of our homes, buildings, and infrastructure, in everyday life and when disasters strike; and WHEREAS, our confidence in the resilience of these...

Aviation Appreciation Month

Aviation Appreciation Month

WHEREAS, aviation is an essential part of the Alaskan way of life because eighty-two percent of Alaska’s communities are inaccessible by road and they rely heavily on aviation for commerce, transportation, emergency medical services, shipment of essential goods,...

Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month

WHEREAS, Alaskan seniors, who numbered 156,832 in 2023, representing 21 percent of the State’s total population , have strengthened and enriched our communities through their diverse life experiences, social engagement, and valued contributions; and WHEREAS,...

Alaska Native Plant Month

Alaska Native Plant Month

WHEREAS, native plants are indigenous species that occur naturally in particular geographic regions, ecosystems, and habitats; and WHEREAS, native plants support healthy, diverse, and sustainable communities and ecosystems and are critical for purifying air,...

Small Business Week

Small Business Week

WHEREAS, America’s success is driven by pioneers who think big, take risks, and work hard, and in Alaska, we recognize that our small business sector is one of the greatest strengths of our prosperous State; and WHEREAS, from mom-and-pop shops to high-tech startups...

Denim Day

Denim Day

WHEREAS, Denim Day originated in April 1999 as a symbol of protest in response to an Italian high court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight denim pants; and WHEREAS, Denim Day is intended to draw attention to the fact that...

Governor Dunleavy Condemns Biden Bureau of Land Management’s Barrage of Anti-Alaska Actions and Announcements

Governor Dunleavy Condemns Biden Bureau of Land Management’s Barrage of Anti-Alaska Actions and Announcements

Today Governor Mike Dunleavy condemned the Biden Administration for actions by the Bureau of Land Management that will deprive Alaskans of the opportunity for good-paying jobs and prevent Alaska from upholding its constitutional mandate to develop natural resources...

Education and Sharing Day

Education and Sharing Day

WHEREAS, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson worked tirelessly to advocate for the values of education, morality, and civic duty throughout his life, and in 1978, the United States Congress validated Rabbi Schneerson’s efforts with the proclamation of Education and...

Flood Preparedness Week

Flood Preparedness Week

WHEREAS, spring in Alaska brings the potential for devastating floods caused by ice jams in rivers, coastal storm surges, high precipitation, and rapid thawing of winter snow and ice that endangers lives, property, and community economies along major waterways; and...

The Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child

WHEREAS, children are our most precious resource, and the early years of a child’s life are fundamental for social and cognitive development; and WHEREAS, a brighter future for Alaska depends on the quality of early childhood experiences provided to our children...

Bear Awareness Month

Bear Awareness Month

WHEREAS, Alaska is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and the State’s healthy wildlife populations have a significant impact on the Alaskan way of life; and WHEREAS, our State is notably home to all three species of North American bears, including approximately...

Second Chance Month

Second Chance Month

WHEREAS, every person is entitled to the inalienable right of being treated with dignity and compassion, and those who have stumbled should be given the opportunity to become contributing members of our Great State once again; and WHEREAS, approximately 70 million...

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

WHEREAS, the week of April 1-7, 2024, is National Public Health Week, and the theme for the week is “Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We Are All Public Health”; each day of the week has a unique theme, and this year’s themes are Civic Engagement, Healthy...

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