The Denali Commission Act of 1998 establishes that the Commission is composed of seven members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to create the proposed annual work plan for the Denali Commission. Many of these Commissioners additionally serve as part of the Commission’s Advisory Bodies. These Commissioners represent perspectives throughout Alaska and include the Governor of the State of Alaska; the Presidents of the University of Alaska, Alaska Municipal League, Alaska Federation of Natives, AFL-CIO Alaska, Associated General Contractors of Alaska; and the Federal Co-Chair of the Denali Commission.
Interim Federal Co-Chair, Denali Commission
Mr. John Torgerson serves as the Interim Federal Co-Chair for the Denali Commission and in that position acts as meeting chair during Commission meetings. Mr. Torgerson also serves as Chair of the Transportation Advisory Committee.907-271-1414
The State Co-Chair seat is currently vacant.
Julie E. Kitka
President, Alaska Federation of Natives
Ms. Julie Kitka serves as a Commissioner representing the Alaska Federation of Natives.907-274-3611
Executive Director, Alaska Municipal League
Mr. Nils Andreassen serves as a Commissioner representing the Alaska Municipal League.907-586-1325