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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

Newtok Planning Group

Mertarvik Relocation Project Steering Committee  

In June 2016, the Newtok Village Council (NVC) received funding from the Denali Commission to hire a firm to provide professional project management services in support of the village relocation project.  The NVC hired DOWL HKM as the project manager. In this capacity, DOWL HKM works for and reports directly to the NVC. 

Shortly thereafter, a steering committee was formed, consisting of two representatives each from the Newtok Village Council, the Newtok Native Corporation (NNC),  the State of Alaska and the Denali Commission.  The purpose of the steering committee is to advise the project manager, the NVC, NVC's local relocation coordinator and the NNC on the relocation and associated issues, and when necessary, assist in mediating issues/concerns raised by the project manager, the NVC, NVC's local coordinator and/or the NNC.  The steering committee meets approximately each month.  Steering committee meeting materials and updates are disseminated to the Newtok Planning Group at-large shortly after steering committee meetings take place.

Mertarvik Relocation Project Steering Committee Meeting Materials

Meeting 7 - March 9, 2017

Meeting 6 - February 9, 2017

Meeting 5 - January 12, 2017

Meeting 4 - December 2, 2016

Meeting 3 - October 27, 2016

Meeting 2 - September 27, 2016

Meeting 1 - August 25, 2016


For more information contact:

Sally Russell Cox

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-4588 FAX: (907) 269-4066