Kodiak’s two governing bodies will be off island this week. Both the Borough Assembly and City Council will make the annual pilgrimage to the state capitol and help advocate for various local projects and municipal needs. Borough Mayor Jerome Selby said the trip helps ensure Kodiak is on the mind decision makers in Juneau.
— (Gov to Juneau 1 :30 “Well we go down and kind of work … things to do.”)
He said the city council and borough assembly often sit in on various meetings together, but also meeting with some legislators separately. The main event the two groups collaborate on is the Kodiak reception, which showcases items from the CIP list and acts as an informal platform for discussing those projects with legislators.
— (Gov to Juneau 2 :26 “So in the room we have … to get some funding.”)
Selby said the event is well known, and usually boasts a reasonable turn out from the legislature.
— (Gov to Juneau 3 :42 “It has an excellent reputation … the capitol building.”)
In addition to the council and assembly, Kodiak’s Senator Gary Stevens and Representative Alan Austerman will also be present at the reception Wednesday evening.