Look who is Contributing to the Alaska Marine Highway Reform Project

LEGACY CONTRIBUTORS

  • City of Ketchikan
  • City of Valdez
  • First Bank
  • Haines Borough
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough
  • State of Alaska

BENEFACTORS

  • Alaska Committee
  • City and Borough of Sitka
  • Lynden Inc.

SILVER SPONSORS

  • City of Kodiak
  • Ketchikan Marine Industry Council
  • Municipality of Skagway
  • Vigor, Ketchikan Alaska

BRONZE SPONSORS

  • Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
  • City and Borough of Wrangell
  • City of Cordova
  • City of Pelican
  • City of Thorne Bay
  • City of Unalaska
  • Cordova Chamber
  • Greater Sitka Chamber
  • Hyder Community Association
  • Huna Totem
  • Inter-Island Ferry Authority
  • Madison Lumber & Hardware
  • Marine Engineers
  • Masters Mates and Pilots Union
  • Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Petersburg Economic Development Council
  • Sitka Tribes
  • SouthWest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC)
  • The Landing Plus Hotel
  • Travel Juneau
  • Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

Latest News

Draft Scope of Work for Phase Two of the AMHS Reform project (PDF)
The steering committee will be meeting during the Southeast Conference Mid-Session Summit in Juneau on March 14th to discuss.

Seeking Input

Please provide comments on draft documents: click here to provide input...

 


Southeast Conference is excited to partner with the State of Alaska to reform and revitalize the state’s ferry system. Governor Bill Walker signed the attached memorandum of understanding to formally recognize and kick off the project. “For over 50 years, the Alaska Marine Highway System has served as a critical transportation link for Alaska’s coastal communities,” said Governor Walker. “The ferries are a lifeline in many communities, and the economic benefits are felt throughout the state.”

The Conference was formed in 1958 with the goal of establishing the Alaska Marine Highway System, and today, the marine highway system extends across 3,500 miles of scenic coastline and provides service to over 30 communities. But due to many factors, and exacerbated by the state’s fiscal crisis, the Alaska Marine Highway System is at a critical juncture and at risk of failure. Once again, Southeast Conference is leading the effort to “re-create” the ferry system into an organization that can continue to provide vital transportation services to the many user groups and industries that rely on it daily.

Become a Marine Highway Project Reform Sponsor

Southeast Conference is asking for your contribution and support to help move the Alaska Marine Highway System Reform Project forward.

We invite you to be a sponsor of Alaska Marine Highway System Reform Project. Our mission to support activities that promote strong economies, healthy communities, and a quality environment in Alaska aligns directly with the AMHS Reform.  Download the Alaska Marine Highway System Reform Sponsorship Program application