Call for Board Seat Nominations Open

Please be advised that nominations are currently open for expiring BBRSDA Board seats. The following three board seats are expiring in June 2019:

  • Seat A - Alaska Resident

  • Seat D - Non-Alaska Resident

  • Seat G - Open Residency

All S03T permit holders are eligible for board seats. Board terms run for three years. Board members typically participate in 5-6 physical board meetings per year, as well as and several telephonic board meetings. Board members also sit on 2-3 committees which review proposals and craft direction for specific programs. Board travel is reimbursed and Board members receive a modest stipend for meetings lasting over 4 hours in length.

Nomination Materials:  The following materials must be submitted by mail (postmarked by Monday, February 4, 2019) and, if possible, also by email (to as a Word document with “BBRSDA Nomination” in the subject line.  Faxed nomination materials will not be accepted. The following nomination materials are required:

1.      Candidate statement – Identify the seat being sought and provide a 250 word-maximum campaign statement.

2.      Contact information – Candidate name, address, phone, email address, and vessel name.

3.      Candidate photo – Not required in mailed packet if sent by email.  If sent by email, the image must be attached as a JPEG or PNG file.  PDF images are not acceptable.

4.      Petition of support – Signed by at least ten (10) S03T permit holders, including their S03T permit numbers.  Signatures collected by fax and included in mailed or emailed nomination packets are acceptable.

Nominees, candidate statements, photos, and contact information will appear on mailed ballots and on the BBRSDA website.  Incomplete nominations cannot be accepted.  If a seat receives no nominations, the board will nominate at least one qualified permit holder for that seat.

A complete set of nomination materials (less the photo if it was emailed) must be mailed and postmarked by Monday, February 4, 2019 to:

P.O. Box 6386
Sitka, AK 99835

Please also email the campaign materials (statement, photo, and contact information) to

A short questionnaire will be emailed to each candidate in mid-February to be completed and returned to the BBRSDA within ten (10) days of receipt.  That questionnaire is intended to supplement candidate statements and provide candidates an opportunity to express their thoughts on issues of interest to BBRSDA members.  Responses will be posted on the BBRSDA website and included in the ballot mailing.

In mid-March 2019, the BBRSDA will mail ballots, candidate statements, and questionnaire responses to each eligible S03T permit holder to the address listed on his/her permit. The information above was also mailed out two weeks ago to permit holders.