With the coming departure of its Executive Director, Nils Andreassen, the Institute of the North begins a transition process that builds upon its long-time work on Arctic policy and Commons issues.
“We are grateful to Nils for his accomplishments and steady management of the Institute, and believe that in his new position at the Alaska Municipal League he will be able to pursue his passion for local government and advance the needs of our communities throughout Alaska,” notes Mike Sfraga, board chair.
The move comes at an important time for the Institute of the North as it enhances its efforts to address Arctic issues in support of Alaska community and economic development, and develops its Alaska Center for the Commons, which will advance Alaska’s land and resource development framework.
The board of directors will begin a search process for a new director able to meet these two focus areas, and who has a keen interest in northern issues and resource governance in the public interest. While this occurs, current staff and the board will support the Institute’s many projects, conduct strategic partner meetings, and ensure that the organization remains on stable footing during a time of opportunity.