Parnell names Koch to ANGDA board
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has named Rick Koch of Kenai to fill one of two empty seats on the seven-member board of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority.
In an Aug. 30 announcement the governorís office said Koch has served as the city manager for the City of Kenai since 2006; he previously was director of public works for the City of Palmer. A civil engineer, Koch formerly owned Koch Construction Inc. and also worked at UIC Construction Inc., Chugach Development Corp., the North Slope Borough, the Alaska State Housing Authority and the State Department of Transportation, among other entities.
ANGDA, established by ballot initiative, is charged with bringing natural to market from the North Slope by any of the following means: by acquiring and conditioning North Slope natural gas; by designing and constructing the pipeline system; by operating and maintaining the pipeline system; by designing, constructing and operating other facilities necessary for delivering the gas to Outside markets and to Southcentral Alaska; and by acquiring natural gas market share that is sufficient to ensure the long-term feasibility of the project.