Clay Koplin


Koplin backs Murkowski in upcoming Senate race

As former mayor of Cordova, I once said the toughest part is getting everyone to “pull in the same direction.” This month, I got to spend time with an individual who has demonstrated her effectiveness and proven to have what it takes to get folks pulling in not only the same direction, but Alaska’s direction.

Letter to the Editor: Recommitting to the public process

Mayor Clay Koplin reassesses his decision to sign a public letter supporting an audit of the presidential election, and reflects on his duties as mayor.

Letter to the Editor: The roles and tumbles of leadership

Mayor Clay Koplin denounces the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and reflects on Cordova's strong culture of civic engagement.

Commentary: Has fish business become fish politics?

While it is somewhat unusual for an Alaskan mayor to write an opinion piece, I have been consistent in sharing my views on fisheries, Cordova’s single largest economic driver; always striving to represent the opinions and needs of my community, even in rare cases where they may diverge somewhat from my own.
The Fisherman's Memorial. (Dec. 28, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Working together for a stronger Prince William Sound

Prince William Sound's salmon hatcheries have helped build a thriving and dynamic community, write Clay Koplin and Jeremy O'Neil.

Koplin: Amidst the crisis, Alaska’s world-class fisheries remain strong, healthy and sustainable

Sustainable salmon runs are the lifeblood of communities across Alaska. More than 50 years ago, Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries set out to preserve and protect our salmon runs and keep them strong, healthy and sustainable for generations to come. By partnering with local fishermen, communities and state agencies, we’ve enhanced returns for all users — all while ensuring wild stocks remain strong.
The Fisherman's Memorial. (Dec. 28, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Letter to the Editor: Headed into 2020 with a balanced budget

The city of Cordova is hard at work finding new efficiencies and partnerships so as to better serve the community, writes Mayor Clay Koplin.
The M/V Aurora, under lock and key after its final 2019 passenger run out of Cordova. (Sept. 20, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Commentary: Alaska Marine Highway mismanagement impacts Cordova

The current administration has botched management the Alaska Marine Highway System to an unprecedented degree, writes Mayor Clay Koplin.
The M/V Aurora departs the Cordova Ferry Terminal. (July 21, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Reduced ferry service compromises community stability

When the system starts to unravel, we know that for each community, impacts will start out small and short-term – families that had previously used the ferry to get groceries, see their doctor or get to sporting events, will have to use less reliable, more expensive options. They’ll make tough decisions about their quality of life. Over the long term, this is how Alaska loses communities.

Marine advisory program is crucial to Cordova economy

The Cordova City Council recently voted unanimously to pass a resolution in support of continued funding of the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean...


Cordova welcomes new police chief

Outgoing Police Chief Nate TaylorCordova has bid farewell to Police Chief Nate Taylor and welcomed veteran law...
WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :