At Thursday’s Kodiak City Council meeting, City Manager Linda Freed renewed her call for citizens to serve on the Kodiak Fisheries Development Association, a joint city-borough board that would advocate for the community regarding crab rationalization.
The city council also presented a certificate of appreciation to former city councilman Dave Woodruff and Alaska Fresh Seafoods, which he runs.
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Councilman Jack Maker said the committees serve a vital community need, and are an opportunity for citizens to expand their horizons as well:
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Freed echoed Maker’s points, and added that the application period is open until filled:
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Councilman Tom Walters thanked his former colleague for all he’s done for the city and the community:
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Woodruff, who left the council with health issues, was undergoing treatment out of town and was not present at the meeting, but his son Mike, was there to accept the proclamation.