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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Now Accepting Applications: City Economic Diversification Commission




Two vacancies to each serve a term expiring September 2022

Commissioners are appointed by Valdez City Council. Members of the commission shall be diversified to the maximum extent possible and appointed to represent specific industry sectors of the economy. No two members may be appointed to serve concurrently from the same industry sector.

Appointees representing the following industry sectors will be considered to fill the current vacancies: (1) accommodations, (2) winter tours & attractions, (3) summer tours & attractions, (4) healthcare, (5) utilities (6) oil & gas, (7) professional services – attorney, engineer, banker, real estate, news media, etc., (8) seafood processing, (9) sport fisheries, and (10) commercial fisheries.

The commission is an advisory commission to the city council. It shall have the authority to prepare and submit for approval a comprehensive economic diversification strategy for the overall economic diversification of the community; prepare and recommend for approval reports and plans regarding socioeconomic data and specific sectors of the economy; review and make recommendations to the council for approval of strategic plans and funding requests of agencies, organizations, and event sponsors; review and make recommendations for approval on projects submitted for economic development grant funding opportunities; receive, consider and evaluate public input, opinions and recommendations regarding economic diversification programs of the city; advise the city council of any findings or recommendations; and other duties related to economic diversification as outlined in Chapter 2.60 of Valdez municipal code or as assigned by city council.

The commission meets at least once per month – Usually the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Valdez City Council Chambers.

Online applications may be submitted through the City’s boards and commissions application portal at Paper applications are available at City Hall and can be submitted by email to or dropped off at the front desk of City Hall. Vacancies are open until filled.

Posted 02/10/2020
Allie Ferko, CMC, Deputy City Clerk   

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