SWAMC’s current Board of Directors is composed of three members from each of the Southwest Alaska sub-regions: Bristol Bay, Kodiak Island, and the Aleutian/Pribilofs. In addition, there are two at-large seats that serve on the Board.

Rebecca Skinner
President (2018)

Kodiak Municipal Seat

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly

326 Center Ave., #204

Kodiak, AK 99615

Layton Lockett
Vice President (2019)

Aleutians/Pribilofs Municipal Seat

City of Adak

PO Box 2011

Adak, AK 99546

Mayor Frank Kelty (2018)

Aleutians/Pribilofs Municipal Seat

City of Unalaska

POB 610

Unalaska, AK 99685

Mary Swain (2019)

Bristol Bay Municipal Seat

Bristol Bay Borough

POB 265

King Salmon, AK 99613

Mayor Glen Gardner, Jr. (2018)

At Large Seat B

Shumagin Corporation

PO Box 444

Sand Point, AK 99661

Mayor Candance Nielsen (2019)

At Large Seat A

City of Cold Bay

2 Baranov St

Cold Bay, AK 99571

Cynthia Berns (2018)

Kodiak Associate Seat

Old Harbor Native Corporation

2702 Denali St. #100

Anchorage, AK 99503

John Whiddon (2019)

Kodiak Municipal Seat

City of Kodiak

710 Mill Bay Road

Kodiak, AK 99615

Myra Olsen (2018)

Bristol Bay Municipal Seat

Lake & Peninsula Borough

PO Box 495,

King Salmon, AK 99613

Mayor Alice Ruby (2019)

Bristol Bay Associate Seat

Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation

PO Box 1464

Dillingham, AK 99576

Paul Gronholdt (2019)

Aleutians/Pribilofs Associate Seat

Commercial Fisherman

PO Box 288

Sand Point, AK 99611

*The year beside each Director’s name indicates when the seat is up for election.


SWAMC is a membership organization with over 100 members across a vast region. It is often not practical for members to attend meetings, but we are a culture of inclusiveness and would like to provide open transparency to board activity. Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. We encourage members to participate in board meetings. Please contact the SWAMCfor meeting information.