I’m proud to announce the birth of the Alaska Sport Commission.
The Alaska Sport Board is an agency within the Department of Transportation and is tasked with working with state and federal partners to ensure Alaska’s sport is an integral part of our state’s economic future.
The Alaska Sport Council, established in 2016, is comprised of three members: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Gov.
Bill Walker, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The council is the first agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce to work in collaboration with the states of Alaska, Washington, and Montana.
The agency was created to address the needs of sport and recreational fishers, including the needs for education and awareness about the importance of sport for Alaska’s economy.
I’ve seen firsthand the importance that the sport of sport has on the lives of the people of Alaska.
I want to see that same passion in all of our actions and initiatives.
In addition to developing the sport commission, I’m also launching a statewide initiative that will include an effort to develop a program for Alaska to promote and expand the sport.
Alaska has an opportunity to take a major step forward when we work together to provide the sport that our citizens love.
Alaska is one of the few states in the nation that has no recreational fishing license.
That means there is no regulation, no restrictions, and no enforcement.
We must create a pathway to economic opportunity for the sport fishers of the state.
That’s why I am proud to be part of the team at the Alaska State Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and in the Department on Sport, to bring together state, federal, and private partners to promote the sport, its benefits, and to provide education and opportunities for the public to participate.
I hope to see this work take shape soon.
As we work toward our goal of creating a sport that is an economic driver in our state, I’ll be announcing my new appointments to serve on the Alaska sport commission and to lead the Alaska Office of Sport.
Alaska Sen.-elect Ted Stevens will serve as chair.
Ken Salazar will serve on a three-member commission to oversee the sport development program.
I will also be working with our partners to expand the role of the sport in Alaska.
The State of Alaska has a great opportunity to be a leader in the sport and to take an important step forward in the development of our sport.
Alaskans are an economic powerhouse.
According to the Alaska Center for Sport and Economic Development (ACESED), our economy grew by nearly 5.5 percent in the past five years.
This figure is nearly twice as large as the growth in the national economy.
That growth comes from our population, which increased by more than 22 percent over the past decade, according to the United States Census Bureau.
We’re also responsible for one of only two states that have a higher per capita GDP in the U: Alaska.
In addition to tourism, our economy generates more than $1.6 billion in state revenues each year.
This is not enough money to keep our people, businesses, and businesses operating.
Alaskans also invest in our future through the sport they love.
The state is ranked second in the country for Olympic medalists, and we are the only state in the Western Hemisphere to have two Olympic gold medals in the winter Olympics.
That said, the sport is inextricably linked to the lives and future of our citizens.
We have the opportunity to create an economic engine that can help fuel the economy, protect the environment, and foster a better quality of life in Alaska for all Alaskan families and the many other businesses and industries in the state that rely on our strong outdoor economy.
The new chair of the commission will serve for a two-year term, subject to confirmation by the Alaska Legislature.
The term will include the development and implementation of the board’s sport program, and will be comprised of the chair and five commissioners appointed by the governor.
The commission will be chaired by Alaska Sen-elect Ted Stratton, who has been working on the sport program for the past two years.
The chair will be appointed by state Sen. Dave Kleis, who serves as chairman of the Assembly Commerce Committee.
The commission will have three goals:To strengthen the sport economy and enhance the economic health of Alaska by developing and promoting the sport industry and the economy of the entire state.
To create a sport environment that will foster the development, growth, and innovation of the industry and increase opportunities for Alaskas business owners and employees to contribute to the economy and provide for a strong, healthy environment for Alas citizens and the region.
To support the sport by improving the economic vitality and sustainability of the region through:Creating and promoting opportunities for business, recreation, and culture.
Helping Alaskians participate in the economic growth and the development in the region by fostering the development by providing financial and technical