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The following links are resources available at the state level. They include information resources for boards and commissions, career development, economics, education, energy, family and health, research and policy, governance, justice, legislative resources, population information and more. Please contact us at[email protected] if there are other resources you think would be useful for policy makers, community leaders, students and others interested in research, policy and leadership development.

Boards & Commissions  |  Career Development  |  Economics  |  Education  |  Energy  |  Family & Health  | Governance  |  Justice  |  Legislative Resources  |  Population  |  Philanthropy

Boards & Commissions
» Alaska Boards and Commissions
This is the Office of the Governor, Boards and Commissions web page. On this site you will find a list of active state boards and commissions to which the Governor makes appointments. Through this list you can access fact sheets and rosters for each board, as well as links to individual board web pages. If you are interested in applying for a board, but need more information, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions which includes general information about the board appointment process.
» Alaska Energy Plans
The Task Force was created to develop a long-term Energy Plan for Alaska that will enhance the State’s economic future. This site contains the documents and presentations that came out of the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force meetings.
» Anchorage Boards and Commissions
Established by Municipal Charter or Municipal Code, boards and commissions are groups of local citizens who volunteer. Service Area Supervisory Boards Serve a specific geographical area to oversee local road, fire or recreational services. Members of these boards are elected by their community and must be residents of the service area they represent.
Career Development
» Ahtna, Incorporated Employment and Training
Ahtna, Incorporated and its subsidiaries offer employment and training opportunities to shareholders and local residents within the Ahtna region.
» Alaska Career Information System
Designed to help teens through adults explore career and educational opportunities in Alaska and throughout the US.
» Alaska Job Network Center
The Employment Security Division assists applicants with employment services, unemployment insurance, and various job training opportunities throughout Alaska.
» State Department of Labor
Information on the fastest-growing jobs, wages and other relevant matters.
Economics
» Alaska Food Cost Survey
The UAF Cooperative Extension Service Food Cost Survey includes fresh, canned and frozen vegetables and fruit, cereals, breads, and crackers, meat and fish, baking ingredients, condiments, tea, coffee, sodas, drink mixes and candy. There are 104 food items in this survey and it is based on a U.S. Department of Agriculture low cost, month long menu for a family of four.
» Current Employment Statistics (CES)
Census Information Webpage. Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development Research and Analysis Section.
» Expanding Job Opportunities for Alaska Natives
McDiarmid, G. Williamson, Goldsmith, Scott, Killorin, Mary, Sharp, Suzanne, and Hild, Carl. “Expanding Job Opportunities for Alaska Natives (Interim Report).” University of Alaska, Anchorage. November 1998. 130 pp.
» Resources for Economic Development in Alaska
» State Division of Commercial Fisheries
» The Labor Force Status of Alaska’s Native Population
Lane, Theodore. Ed. Developing America’s Northern Frontier. “The Labor Force Status of Alaska’s Population.” University Press of America. 1987.
» Trends in Alaska’s People and Economy
Leask, Linda, Killorin, Mary, and Martin, Stephanie. “Trends in Alaska’s People and Economy.” University of Alaska, Anchorage. . Prepared for the Alaska 20/20 Partnership. October 2001.
» Understanding Alaska’s Remote Rural Economy
Research summary by Scott Goldsmith, Professor of Economics & Director, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage
Education
» Alaska Conservation Foundation Internship
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Alaska Natives are especially encouraged. Interns are paid $4,000 for the 12-week internship and reimbursed up to $1,000 for travel expenses.
» Anchorage Youth Development Coalition
Shares information on events, training, and opportunities for youth and families.
» Association of School Boards
» Department of Education and Early Development
Main Department of Education website.
» Department of Education Statistics and Reports
Statistics and Reports from the Department of Education & Early Development.
» Report Card to the Public
Online report card for schools in Alaska.
» Retaining Quality Teachers For Alaska
McDiarmid, G. W., Larson, E, and Hill, A. “Retaining Quality Teachers For Alaska.” University of Alaska Institute of Economic Research. Prepared for Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
» State Board of Education Contact Information

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Energy
» Alaska Energy Authority
Alaska Energy Authority provides for the operation and maintenance of existing Authority-owned projects and assists in the development of efficient energy systems throughout Alaska.
» Alaska Miner’s Association
News, useful links and other resources.
» Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency Publications
Alaska Energy Authority publications regarding Biomass Energy, Coal and Natural Gas, End Use Efficiency, Hydroelectric and Tidal, Interties, and Wind.
» Current Community Conditions: Fuel Prices across Alaska, 2005
In an effort to assess current retail fuel prices and start tracking longitudinal price changes across rural Alaska, the Division of Community Advocacy conducted a statewide survey of retail heating fuel and gasoline prices in a cross-section of select Alaska communities. This report summarizes fuel survey findings, provides a national perspective of fluxuating fuel prices, and presents a short case-study of increased fuel costs and associated impacts to electrical costs in five rural Alaska communities.
» Municipal Energy Assistance Program Emergency Regulations
Emergency Regulations regarding the Municipal Energy Assistance Program.
» Power Cost Equalization Program and Reports
Gateway to Power Cost Equalization (PCE) Website.
» Renewable Energy Alaska Project
A cooperative effort between REAP and the Alaska Energy Authority, this publication is a comprehensive overview of Alaska’s renewable energy resources.
» Various energy and utility studies by the Institute of Social and Economic Research
Publications regarding Rural Utilities in Alaska.
Family & Health
» Alaska Native Parenting Resources
Kids These Days! is dedicated to reaching as many Alaskans as possible with timely information and useful strategies for coping with real issues facing young people, families, educational institutions, businesses and communities.
» Alaska Office of Children’s Services
Alaska Office of Children’s Services Homepage. State of Alaska Division of Health and Human Services.
» Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: 2001 Status Update
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: 2001 Status Update. State of Alaska, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of FAS. 2nd Printing, January 22, 2002.
» Health Status in Alaska, 2000 Edition
Health Status in Alaska, 2000 Edition, State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Data and Evaluation Unit.
» Healthy Alaskans 2010
Healthy Alaskans 2010 will be used over the decade to track changes in health status of Alaskans and to serve as a point of reference for health policy development.
» In Step – The Plan, 2001-2006: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Plan
In Step – The Plan, 2001 – 2006: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Plan. State of Alaska, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Commissioner. November 2001
» Tobacco in the Great Land, A Portrait of Alaska’s Leading Cause of Death
“Tobacco in the Great Land, A Portrait of Alaska’s Leading Cause of Death”, Section of Epidemiology, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services, State of Alaska, February 2004.
Governance
» AFN Implementation Study
Fisher, Victor and Spivey, Pete. “AFN Implementation Study: Proposals to the United States Congress to Implement Recommendations of the Alaska Natives Commission Pursuant to P.L. 104-270.” December 1999. 57 pp.
Justice
» Alaska Department of Corrections Administrative Services
Quick links to 2003 Offender Profile and 2002 Offender Profile reports.
» Division of Juvenile Justice
Division of Juvenile Justice Homepage. State of Alaska Health and Human Services.
Legislative Resources
» Alaska Legislature
» BASIS
Bill Action and Status Inquiry System (BASIS) is the search engine for current actions taken by the Alaska State Legislature. View a calendar of upcoming events for the Alaska Senate and House of Representatives including Committee Meetings, Hearing Schedules and much more!
Population
» Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1998 Annual Report
Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1998 Annual Report, State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. June 2000.
» Alaska Native Population Trends and Vital Statistics, 1950-1985
Rogers, George W. “Alaska Native Population Trends and Vital Statistics, 1950-1985″ Institute of Social, Economic and Government Research.” Research Note. University of Alaska, Fairbanks. November 1971.
» Alaska Statistics Index Webpage. Alaska State Library.
Many State agencies produce statistical materials and a number of agencies place these statistics on the Internet. This is a linked list of State statistics by subject.
» Bureau of Vital Statistics Homepage
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics is responsible for managing vital records in the State of Alaska which include birth, death, fetal death, divorce and marriage certificate data, along with reports of adoption.
» Population and Economics Resource List
A bibliography of population and economic resources for the state of Alaska.
Philanthropy
» The Alaska Community Foundation
» The Foraker Group