Tribal financial strength and stability will be the focus of the 2017 Alaska Tribal Administrators Association annual symposium, set for March 29-31 at the BP Center in midtown Anchorage.
Given the downturn in the Alaska economy and statements regarding reductions in federal expenditures from the new administration, there is a growing sense of concern regarding budgetary matters, ATAA said in announcing the symposium.
The three-day conference will include discussion on best practices, knowledge sharing and industry updates.
The speakers list includes Gloria O’Neill, chief executive officer of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who will address the gathering via Skype.
ATAA is encouraging those interested in attending to make reservations early, as space is limited and the symposium is expected to sell out. Special room rates have been negotiated with the Residence Inn, located in close proximity to the BP Center. The hotel also offers shuttle transportation from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, so attendees will not need a rental vehicle.
ATAA was founded in 2015 as a non-political 501(c)3 organization to provide support, education and community to individuals working as administrators, directors, executive directors and other leaders of more than 200 Alaska Native tribal entities in Alaska.
Additional information is online at the ATAA website, www.aktaa.org or call 1-907-222-1310.