Letters of Support

Gravina Accesss Op Ed

September 28, 2016 | 0 Comment

Local Government Needs a Better Plan for Gravina Access Funds The Ketchikan Community trusts our local elected officials and their staff with the enormous responsibility of spending tax dollars and public monies in meaningful ways that maximize benefits to the public, and help sustain and grow the local tax base.  The approximate $96,000,000 in remaining Gravina

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Letter of Support for Mental Health Land Exchange

September 22, 2016 | 0 Comment

September 20, 2016 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski 709 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C.  20510   Dear Senator Murkowski, Congress passed the Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act, granting an entitlement of one million acres of federal land to the Territory of Alaska in 1956.  The purpose was to generate revenues for the benefit of Alaskans

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Letter of Support for Senate Bill 3203 Rare Earth Mining

September 22, 2016 | 0 Comment

September 19, 2016 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski Chairman Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 709 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510   The Honorable Maria Cantwell Ranking Member Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510   The Greater Ketchkan

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Support Letter for Alaska Ferry

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comment

March 4, 2016 To Whom it May Concern, The purpose of this letter is to express the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce’s support for continued and increased access to ferry services in the greater Ketchikan Region. Ferry services are an economic engine for more than 35 coastal communities in Alaska, generating thousands of direct, indirect, and induced family wage

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2016 TLMP Comments

March 29, 2016 | 0 Comment

February 18, 2016 Forest Supervisor, Tongass National Forest Attn: Forest Plan Amendment 648 Mission Street Ketchikan, AK 99901 Subject: Comments on 2016 TLMP The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce is a diverse community-based organization comprised of over 200 members, including private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and local governments.

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Continued Support for the Mahoney Lake Hydropower Project

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comment

Continued Support for the Mahoney Lake Hydropower Project August 6, 2015   Senator Murkowski, The purpose of this letter is to express the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce’s support for S.1585: “A bill to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order continuing a stay of a hydroelectric license for the Mahoney Lake

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Continued Support for a State Forest in Southeast Alaska

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comment

Continued Support for a State Forest in Southeast Alaska July 21, 2015   Office of the Governor P.O. Box 110001 Juneau, AK  99811-0001 Governor Walker, The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce has long supported the restoration of a viable, competitive timber industry for southern Southeast Alaska. After two decades of timber starvation, Ketchikan

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Continued Support for Tax Free Day

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comment

Continued Support for Tax Free Day April 17, 2015   City of Ketchikan 334 Front Street Ketchikan, AK  99901 Honorable Members of the Council and Mayor Williams III: I write this letter to express the desire of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce and the local business community that the City of Ketchikan, in conjunction with the Ketchikan

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Support for Issuance of APDES Permit to the Niblack Project

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comment

Support for Issuance of APDES Permit to the Niblack Project March 31, 2015   Ms. Renee Evans Engineering Associate Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation 555 Cordova Street Anchorage, AK  99501 RE: Proposed Niblack Project Discharge Permit (Permit Number AK0053708) I write this letter to express the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce’s

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Continued Support for Improved Access to Gravina Island

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comment

Continued Support for Improved Access to Gravina Island March 10, 2015   Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1900 First Avenue Ketchikan, AK  99901 Honorable Members of the Assembly and Mayor Landis, I write this letter to express the desire of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce that for summer 2015 ferry service between Ketchikan and Gravina Island be

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SB 6 — Exempting the State from Daylight Saving Time

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comment

SB 6 -- Exempting the State from Daylight Saving Time March 31, 2015   Representative Bob Lynn Representative Wes Keller I write this letter to express the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to the passage of SB 6 and our desire that CSSB 6(FIN): "An Act exempting the state from daylight saving time; petitioning the United States

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Opposition to the Closure of the Ketchikan Recorder’s Office

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comment

Opposition to the Closure of the Ketchikan Recorder's Office March 30, 2015   Senator Anna MacKinnon Senator Pete Kelly Senator Peter Micciche I write this letter to express the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to the closure of the Ketchikan Recorder’s Office and to enlist your help in restoring to the Alaska Department of Natural

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