Haines Mayor Jan Hill and Interim Borough Manager Brad Ryan met with me this past week. We're working together on Haines' top priorities, and the issues that affect all of Southeast Alaska.
Poetry Out Loud Brings the Talent
Poetry Out Loud brings together high school students for a poetry performance competition. From 3,700 Alaska students in grades 9-12, it comes down to a few. This year Madeline Andriesen, a senior at Haines High School was one of the 12 finalists. She came by my office and I got to introduce her on the Senate floor. Thanks to the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council for bringing together these talented young Alaskans.
Moments like this don't come around often enough. This week I got to catch up with former Juneau Mayor Fran Ulmer (she may also have done some other less important stuff, like serve in the House and as Lt. Governor.) She was in town with the Senior Arctic Officials meeting of the Arctic Council.
To Ken Leghorn
Remember last week's "Kudos" to Ken Leghorn? Skip Gray shared his photo of me presenting a Legislative Citation to Ken at the Governor's Mansion. Thanks to the governor for hosting and the hundreds who joined us to honor Ken!