Rep. Herron chairs PNWER Arctic caucus
Alaska Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, was elected chair of the Arctic Caucus July 13at the 25th annual summit of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, held in Big Sky, Montana.
The Arctic Caucus, a partnership of public and private sector members from Alaska, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, is a working group within PNWER.
Herron has been active in the Arctic Caucus since 2010 and recently served as co-chair of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission.
“This is an important time to raise the profile of the Arctic Caucus and Arctic issues in general during the United States’ chairmanship of the Arctic Council, which includes the eight Arctic nations as members,” Herron said in a statement.
The Arctic Caucus educates policy makers in the national capitals of Ottawa and Washington, D.C., on Arctic issues and is also working on defining and promoting Arctic economic corridors and on a study that shows how much northern economies benefit their southern neighbors.
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