Pierce makes appointments to anadromous work group

The work group includes members from the assembly, planning commission and 5 members of the public.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has made appointments to the Anadromous Waters Habitat Protection Work Group, which was established at the Nov. 5 borough assembly meeting.

The work group consists one member of the assembly, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission and five members of the public.

Assembly member Brent Johnson and Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commissioner Robert Ruffner will serve on the work group.

The mayor was required to provide a list of five members of the public that represent the north, south, central, east and west regions of the borough, according to a Nov. 25 memo from borough planning director Max Best.

From the public, Pierce appointed Wayne Ogle, former assembly president, to represent the north. Executive director of the Kenai Watershed Forum, Branden Bornemann, was chosen to represent the western Kenai Peninsula. Ed Oberts, who is a realtor and a former borough chief of staff, was chosen to represent the eastern peninsula. For the southern peninsula, Dawson Slaugher of the Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission was chosen. Kaitlin Vadla, a Soldotna Planning Commissioner, was chosen to represent the central peninsula.

The assembly will need to approve Pierce’s public appointments at their Tuesday assembly meeting.

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