The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA NHA) is accepting applications for new board members. We are seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds who care deeply about the region, support our mission, and are interested in leveraging their networks and skills to enhance our impact. There are a lot of factors that qualify someone for Board membership, but prior Board experience is not a requisite. What is required is an ability to look strategically at organization growth and direction, thoughtfully question and evaluate, and hold us accountable to our mission, goals, and fiduciary duties. Board members need not live within the KMTA region, though should have a strong connection to one or more of the communities within it. If you have a passion for KMTA’s work (learn more below), about 4 hours per month to dedicate to volunteer service, and an education or life experience you think brings a relevant perspective, we can’t wait to hear from you.
KMTA is Alaska’s only National Heritage Area, designated by Congress as an integral part of our nation’s diverse heritage, and originally created to celebrate the historic transportation corridor the Seward Highway now occupies. Our heritage area is truly a lived-in landscape, encompassing breathtaking wilderness and vibrant communities throughout Southcentral Alaska. Our mission is to preserve the history, culture, and natural resources of the region, and to facilitate public enjoyment of all it has to offer. We do this by supporting local grant projects and forming public-private partnerships that foster learning, economic development, and pride for this distinct area. The work we do would not be possible without the support of dedicated volunteers and community leaders who serve on our Board. We hope you consider joining us.
If you’re interested in serving on our Board, please follow this link to complete an application. Application is ongoing. If you have any questions about what Board service is like at our organization, please contact Jeff Samuels, KMTA Board President at firstname.lastname@example.org