After a long two years of having to mostly do outreach and community engagement from behind a computer screen, I couldn’t be more excited to be back visiting my hometown of Ketchikan. Being a Southern Southeast person but living in Juneau I miss being on the water like we are in Ketchikan. I’ll be there on Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27, and be bringing along two of my colleagues — Climate Program Manager Matt Jackson and Environmental Policy Analyst Katie Rooks.
Here’s our schedule of events. I really hope I’ll see you at one — or both — of them!
Tuesday afternoon, April 26, the three of us will be at a local coffee shop for “office hours” — just a chance to catch up with the community and answer any questions you may have. We’ll be around from noon to 4 p.m. at The Commons (2106 Tongass Avenue).
Wednesday evening, April 27, brings us to our headline event, a Town Hall Listening Session at ANB/ANS Camp 14 (gym area of the Ketchikan Indian Community building at 429 Deermount Street) hosted by Ketchikan City Council Member and Vice President of the SEACC Board of Directors Grant Echohawk. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. We’ll have food, a town hall-style Q&A, and interactive booths where you can let SEACC know what your highest priorities for the Tongass are.
We’re so excited to hear from you!
Indigenous Engagement Lead