Economic Development Commission


To actively promote, foster and coordinate public and private initiatives that create capital, diversify the economy, and utilize economic capacity in ways that improve the borough community's standard of living, quality of life, and the sustainability of the borough's diverse urban and rural life styles.

Interior Alaska COVID-19 Economic Impact & Recovery Plan

The Interior Alaska COVID-19 Economic Impact and Recovery Plan was approved by the Commission on May 5. To stay up to date with the plan implementation and to find other COVID-19 related resources, please visit Interior Alaska COVID-19 Economic Impact and Recovery Plan.


Meetings are scheduled on the fourth Tuesday each month or at the call of the chair. This information will be routinely updated to reflect upcoming meetings. 

The next Economic Development Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, starting at 2:30 p.m.

Agendas & Minutes

View Past Economic Development Commission Meeting Information

Additional Information

If you have questions regarding the Economic Development Commission, please contact the Clerk's Office by phone at (907) 459-1401 or email the Clerk's Office


The Economic Development Commission currently has two vacancies. Members shall represent economic, political, and social interests in the borough including business, the service industry, transportation, utilities, labor and education. If you are interested in serving on this commission, please submit a completed Board or Commission Application Form (PDF). This form should be submitted to the Mayor's Office at

Commissioners Contact Information Term Expiration
Mayor Bryce Ward - Chair
(907) 459-1300
Abigail Riggs
(907) 459-2178
(907) 388-6426
Paul Robinson
(907) 474-4576
(907) 590-3630
Russell Talvi
(907) 456-7062
(808) 639-0220
Vacant   12/23
Mark Billingsley (503) 705-5170 12/24
Renee Linton 907-978-0712 12/24
Frank Tomaszewski
(907) 347-2968
(907) 457-6937
Kristan Kelly
(907) 687-1262