AGDC Concludes its Preliminary Board Meeting
October 31, 2013
The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) convened its initial board of directors’ meeting on October 30 at the Loussac Library in Anchorage. At yesterday’s largely administrative meeting, board members took their oath of office, signed confidentiality agreements, heard public testimony and elected John Burns as their Chairman.
Burns, a lifelong Alaskan from Fairbanks, is a former attorney general for the State of Alaska. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he taught graduate and undergraduate business law courses. Burns currently works for Burns & Associates.
“It’s an awesome responsibility we all share. The public has placed large expectations on this organization and this board,” said AGDC Chairman Burns. “I’m very impressed with the professionals working at AGDC and the amount of work that has already been accomplished.”
AGDC President Dan Fauske said, “This meeting was an important milestone for the corporation. I’m delighted to be working with such a great group.”
In addition to Chairman Burns, AGDC’s board includes Drue Pearce, Albert Bolea, Dave Cruz, Richard Rabinow, Commissioner Dianne Blumer of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Commissioner Susan Bell of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation oversees the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) Project, Alaska’s in-state natural gas pipeline designed to develop an affordable, long-term energy solution for Fairbanks, South-central Alaska, and other communities where practicable.
For more information, please contact Miles Baker, Government Relations and External Affairs Director, at 907.330.6360.