Mayor’s Report: City pursues support for South Harbor rebuild

By Mayor Clay Koplin

For The Cordova Times

I have been working with Manager Alan Lanning, City Harbormaster and Planner, and Cordova District Fishermen United (CDFU) director Rachel Kallander to pursue support for City Council’s top capital priority, the South Harbor Rebuild. Rachel has been instrumental in evaluating and providing strategic guidance on federal funding opportunities.

I attended the Harbor Commission Meeting in December, and will attend the following-up meeting tomorrow evening with the South Harbor Rebuild project as a primary agenda item.

I also attended the Cordova Historical Society Meeting. I continue to be impressed and humbled by the many, many volunteer hours spent by dozens of Cordovans working to improve the community we live in. The Historical Society is no exception as they work to preserve the historical buildings and aspects of our Cordova.

A good portion of my work for council in January has revolved around the strategic planning process, which has consisted of two meetings so far, with four more anticipated before the March election. We will soon reach a point in the planning process where public input and guidance is solicited as we map a course for Cordova’s next few years of progress.

With budget and strategic planning activities in December and January, I am looking to February or March to host the next mayor’s meeting of boards and commissions. I continue to attend board and commission meetings as my schedule allows, and was impressed at the efforts and progress of the CCMC staff and health services board in charting a path toward quality, sustainable, medical and health services for Cordova.

Have a great January Cordova

— Clay