Vacancies on City Economic Diversification Commission


One vacancy to serve a ten-month term, expiring September 2019
One vacancy to serve a two-year, ten-month term, expiring September 2021

Commissioners are appointed by Valdez City Council. Member 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) commercial fisheries, (3) food & beverage, (4) healthcare, (5) micro business & non-professional sole proprietors, (6) oil & gas, (7) professional services – attorney, engineer, banker, real estate, news media, etc., (8) seafood processing, (9) sport fisheries, or (10) utilities.

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.

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. Deadline for submission is November 14, 2018 at
5:00 p.m.
for appointment by City Council on November 20th. Applicants should indicate on their application whether they prefer the ten-month or two-year, ten-month term.

Posted 11/01/18
Allie Ferko, CMC, Deputy City Clerk