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Governor Seeks Panel Nominees


November 23, 2004

Juneau, Alaska - Governor Frank H. Murkowski is seeking Alaskans to serve on committees to help design the state's commemorative quarter, plan a 50-year statehood celebration or guide the future of the faith-based and community social service initiative.

The application deadline to serve on either the Alaska Commemorative Coin Commission, the Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission or the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Council is December 15.

Alaska Commemorative Coin Commission:

This 11-member commission submits design concepts to the United States Mint that could ultimately become the design on the Alaska quarter, which will begin circulation in 2009. Governor Murkowski appoints 10 members, including the chair and vice-chair, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts appoints one member. Terms are four years.

Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission:

This nine-member commission plans and oversees official activities related to the celebration for the 50-year anniversary of Alaska statehood. The five members appointed by the governor include one public member each from the state's four judicial districts and a designee to represent the governor. Four members are appointed by the presiding officers of the Legislature.

Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Council:

This council will develop ways for state agencies to work cooperatively with local faith-based and community social service efforts. The council will also organize a statewide conference on faith-based and community initiatives.

The number of members of the council will be determined during the selection process. All members serve as volunteers.

To apply for a panel seat, or to suggest a panel member, go to the Boards and Commissions' web site or call the Boards and Commission office at 465-3934.


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Boards and Commissions


Source of News Release:

Office of the Governor
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