2020 Annual Meeting


The 2020 Southeast Conference Annual Meeting was held virtually. The goals of this virtual conference were to continue work on the 2025 CEDS and begin to develop an economic recovery and resiliency plan that is tied to the regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). We addressed the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and discussed what technical assistance might be needed for local governments, businesses, and other stakeholder organizations. Despite skepticism surrounding this unconventional format, the phenomenal content provided by the incredible line-up of speakers made this meeting a huge success. Below, please find video recordings of each of the 4 days of meetings as well as copies of the presentations given by the panelists. On a side note, we were able to raise $1200 + towards the UAS Scholarship fund, thanks to the generous support of our membership! Well done!

2020 SEC Annual Meeting Agenda


Tuesday, September 22

  • Video Recording of Tuesday, Sept. 24
    Day 1 Speakers included Tlingit and Haida President Richard Peterson, Governor Dunleavy’s Chief of Staff, Ben Stevens, Meilani Schijvens with Southeast Alaska By the Numbers, Economic Resources Panel, Nolan Klouda, Mouhcine Guettabi, and Jon Bittner, and the City Manager’s Roundtable.

Wednesday, September 23

  • Video Recording of Wednesday, Sept. 25
    Day 2 Speakers included Senator Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, Economic Development Panel members Anthony Mallot, Alan Weitzner, and Will Ware, Emergency Planning speaker Jason Wilson, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Energy Committee Speakers Curtis Thayer, Clay Kopplin, Vanessa Stevens, and Jodi Mitchell, Timber Committee Speakers Ben Stevens and David Schmid, and Mining Committee speakers Kyle Moselle, Bobby Fithian, Graham Neale, Michael Schrider, and Ian Klassen.

Thursday, September 24

  • Video Recording of Thursday, Sept. 27
    Day 3 Speakers included Doug Vincent-Lang, Markos Scheer, Riley Smith, Charlie Ball, Patti Mackey, Carol Fraser, Rob Carpenter, Lance Mearig, and Ron Curtis.

Friday, September 25

  • Video Recording of Friday, Sept. 25
    Day 4 Speakers >included State of Alaska elected officials Andi Story, Sara Hannan, Jesse Kiehl, Dan Ortiz, Bert Stedman, and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins as well as US Senator Lisa Murkowski, Karen Carey, Pat Pitney and Admiral Barrett