Kodiak residents have been reappointed to a pair of state commissions by
Governor Sarah Palin. Gary Carver and Laura Kelly had their terms on the Alaska
Seismic Hazards Safety Commission extended, while Iver Malutin's term on the
Alaska Commission on Aging was likewise renewed.
commission is responsible for advising the governor, Legislature and private
businesses on policies for seismic hazard mitigation and disaster preparedness,
and on when to issue seismic hazard warnings.
Carver is a
private consulting geologist who has served in the public seat on the commission
since 2005. He once worked for the Museum of the Aleutians in Dutch Harbor
and was a professor of geology at Humboldt
State for 25 years. Kelly
is a civilian engineer who works for ISC Kodiak. KMXT profiled Kelly last month
after she was named the national Coast Guard Engineer of the Year. She has
also served on the commission since 2005, filling the federal agency seat.
11-member commission on aging makes recommendations to the governor and
Legislature with respect to legislation, regulations, and appropriations for
programs and services that benefit older Alaskans.
served on the commission since 2005, after being appointed to a public seat. A
retired fisherman, he works for the Kodiak Area Native Association and sits on
its board of directors.