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.
Federal Co-Chair, Denali Commission
Mr. Jason Hoke serves as the Federal Co-Chair for the Denali Commission and in that position acts as meeting chair during Commission meetings.
Mr. Hoke also serves as Chair of the Transportation Advisory Committee.907-271-1440
Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter
State Co-Chair, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner
Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter serves as the State Co-Chair for the Denali Commission and is the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.907-465-2700
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