Michael Heimbuch attends a memorial service for the late Drew Scalzi on Aug. 5, 2005, at the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Heimbuch appointed to Board of Fish

Homer fisherman, former city council member appointed to Board of Fish

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday appointed four Alaskans to fill open seats on the Alaska Board of Game and the Alaska Board of Fisheries, and made one reappointment to the Board of Game, according to a press release.

Appointed to the Board of Fisheries is Floyd Michael “Mike” Heimbuch, a longtime commercial fisherman and a former Homer City Council member. Heimbuch has been active in fishing issues across the state for several decades. He previously served on the State of Alaska Board of Marine Pilots. He will join the board on April 15.

Also appointed to the Board of Fisheries are David Weitz and Thomas Carpenter. Weitz will take a seat on the Board of Fisheries starting July 1. He is the current President and CEO of Three Bears Alaska. His prior public service includes the Tok School Board and the Alaska Road Commission.

Carpenter served in the U.S. Coast Guard and has been a commercial fisherman and small business owner. He is chairman of the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation Board. He will also begin serving on the Board of Fisheries on July 1.

Dunleavy also made a new appointment and a reappointment to the Board of Game. Beatrice Ruth Cusack is a military veteran and an avid hunter, and holds assistant hunting guide license in Alaska. She currently serves on the SCI Alaska Board of Directors. Her term on the Board of Game begins July 1.

Allen Barrette was reappointed to the Board of Game. He is a licensed hunting guide and owns a fur tannery in Fairbanks. His new term begins July 1.

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