SWAMC Economic Summit:
A Networking Adventure
With the holidays in the rear view mirror, it is time to plan for the new year ahead! We hope that your plan includes registration and attendance at the 2017 Economic Summit and Membership Meeting scheduled for March 2nd and 3rd-3, 2017. Our focus this year is on Turning Challenge into Opportunity.
With packed schedules and tight budgets among our members and attendees, we have squeezed our three day conference into two jam-packed days of information and networking. On Day One we will hear from several Walker Administration Commissioners on how smaller State budgets will affect vital services in Southwest Alaska, Public Safety Commissioner Monegan addressing the recently-enacted criminal justice reform bill, and in the afternoon we look forward to learning about the new strategies that will be necessary to sustain rural communities and start new business ventures.
Day Two will focus on one of our favorite topics: Fish! The Governor is invited to kick off the day followed by area Legislators that can break away from Juneau. The lunch discussion will include updates from a few CDQs, and we will wrap up the Conference looking at value-added strategies and hear from a world renowned expert on global fisheries. March will be here before we know it so make your plans and join us at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage!
(Photo of Senior Advisor to the Alaska Governor, Gerad Godfrey, at SWAMC's 2016 Membership Meeting)