Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s luncheon on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s luncheon on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Borough mayor’s office makes progress in DC

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Mayor’s Office attended an Alaska-focused meeting in Washington, D.C., a couple of weeks ago. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, Chief of Staff John Quick gave a report about the meeting, which included other groups from Alaska.

Quick said the mayor’s office was invited by the Trump administration to meet with several officials, including President Trump, to go over issues facing Alaska.

“President Trump took 30-40 minutes to really dialogue with folks from Alaska,” Quick said at Tuesday’s assembly meeting. “During the meeting, as issues would come up, he would literally call his EPA director or the secretary of transportation and actually solved issues during the meeting. I think it was a very fruitful time.”

Quick said the mayor’s office received direct contacts in the Trump administration after the meeting.

“So if issues come up in our borough,” Quick said. “We have someone in the administration we can reach out to contact.”

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