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Fiscal Policy Study Group

 June 21st

8am-9am

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

4300 Boniface Parkway

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Ted Hampton
VP-Senior Credit Officer
State Ratings Team

Moody’s Investment Services

 

We will have a briefing with Moody’s Investment Services about what criteria they use to determine a state’s credit rating and how that translates to Alaska.

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group

The State’s Debt Management and Retirement System

Friday, June 7th

First National Bank of Alaska
Operations Center
1751 Gambell St
second floor

8am-9:30am
(doors open at 7:45am)

Friday morning we will have a briefing from Deven Mitchell, State Debt Manager and Executive Director of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority. He will give us an overview of the State’s debt management and the pension and retirement system obligations.

 

His PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here.

CWN Food Security Study Group
Food Bank of Alaska
Wednesday, June 5th
Alaska Village Initiatives
1577 C St
Suite 304
8am-9am
Wednesday morning we will have a briefing from Eve Van Dommelen, Policy and Advocacy Manager with the Food Bank of Alaska. Eve will discuss the Food Bank’s work and their policy recommendations for enhancing food security for Alaskans.
CWN Food Security Study Group
 
Alaska Farm Trust
 
Wednesday, June 12th
 
Alaska Village Initiatives
1577 C St
Suite 304
 
8am-10am

 

We will have a briefing from Amy Pettit, Executive Director at the Alaska Farmland Trust, about their work and recommendations to enhance food security for Alaskans. Following her presentation, we will have a work session to focus on our food security study.

 

Her PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here.

The May 29th meeting has been rescheduled.

 

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 5, for a briefing with The Food Bank of Alaska.

Energy Action Coalition

May 31st

noon-1pm

The Evolution of Railbelt Electric Utilities

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
500 W 36th Avenue
Room 201

 

We will have a briefing from Tony Izzo, CEO of the Matanuska Electric Association. Tony will discuss the changing face of the local electric utilities along with an update on the efforts of the 6 interconnected utilities to develop a regional approach for cost savings and coordinated planning.

Click here for Tony’s PowerPoint presentation.

 

CWN Food Security Study Group
 
Alaska Food Policy Council
 
Wednesday, May 22nd
 
Alaska Village Initiatives
1577 C St
Suite 304
 
8am-9am
On Wednesday, we will have a briefing from Rachael Miller, Co-chair of the Alaska Food Policy Council Board of Directors and Assistant Professor of Business at Alaska Pacific University. Rachael will discuss recommendations from past Food Policy Council reports related to food security, food processing and storage, data management, farmer training, and workforce development.

Rachael’s PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here.

Date:
Friday, May 17th
Time:
noon-1pm
Location:
Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave

Energy Action Coalition
with
Governor Frank Murkowski

Who Owns Alaska?

Friday May 17th
noon-1pm

Morris Communications
301 Arctic Slope Ave

Governor Murkowski will discuss the topic: Who owns Alaska and how it impacts Alaska’s efforts to develop infrastructure. His talk will include the Roadless Rule, and his thoughts on the potential of several large infrastructure projects in Alaska.

Check back here as we add additional details.

Gov. Murkowski’s presentation slides can be downloaded here.

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Fiscal Policy Study Group

New Study on The State of Alaska’s Debt Management and Retirement System

First National Bank Alaska
Operations Center
1751 Gambell St

second floor

8am-9am
(doors open at 7:45am)

Friday morning we will meet to discuss a new study which was recently approved by the CWN board of directors. Over the next several months, our goal will be to understand the State of Alaska’s debt management practices, the State retirement system, and to provide recommendations for a fiscally sustainable path forward. It is critical that Alaskans understand and effectively manage these two issues given their significant impact on current and future state budgets.

Included in our study will be a discussion of how local communities and regions are making choices about incurring local debt based on the current state debt reimbursement program. We will also need to understand how local communities and the state might be impacted by any proposed changes we recommend.

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CWN Food Security Study Group

Wednesday, May 15th
Alaska Village Initiatives
1577 C St
Suite 304

8am-9am

On Wednesday, we will have an update from Karen McCarthy, Sr. Legislative Assistant at the Office of US Senator Lisa Murkowski. Karen will discuss the recent passage of the Farm Bill and provisions in the bill that will affect Alaska and food security.

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PO Box 240668, Anchorage AK 99524
Tel: (907) 276-1414   Fax: (907) 276-6350
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