Borough Consultants

The Borough staff is five people strong. Rather than hire additional full time employees, the Assembly has chosen to hire individuals with specialized skills on contract.

Bob Loeffler, Jade North LLC

Bob has a long history working with land and resources issues in Alaska, most of it in government. This work includes issues involving land planning, mining, oil and gas, and forestry. While much has been at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Bob took breaks to go back to graduate school, and to work as the Planning Director of the Exxon Valdez Trustee Council, as an economist with the Alaska Power Authority, and as a private consultant. In 1996, Bob returned to DNR to coordinate Alaska’s large-mine permitting process, and then served for seven years Director of the Division of Mining, Land and Water. After leaving DNR in 2005, he joined Jade North, LLC. Jade North is a small consulting firm specializing in natural resource issues. A significant part of his work with the firm involves mining, permitting, and policy issues for industry, local government, and Native Corporations. Bob also serves as a Visiting Professor position at the University of Alaska, Institute of Social and Economic Research half-time. Bob has a passion for resource issues, and has taught UAA courses in public land management, the mining industry, and how to talk about contentious issues.

Round 2 CARES Act Funds Now Available

Apply by October 31, 2022

PSMFC Link for info & applications:

In March 2021, NOAA Fisheries announced the allocation of an additional $255 million in fisheries assistance funding as Round 2 funding. The funding will support activities previously authorized under Sec. 12005 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, CARES Act (Round 1). This funding is for fishery participants in all sectors: commercial, sport/charter, subsistence, and seafood processing. If you have questions you can call (888) 517-7262 or write to

As a reminder, Round 1 amounts for Alaska fishery participants were as follows:

Commercial Harvesters $3,208.00 per share

Sport Fishing Charter $10,895.15 per share

Seafood Processing Sector $101,927.62 per share

Subsistence Users $380.68 per share

Also, PSMFC notes that remote villages and communities are highly encouraged to request applications in bulk to be mailed to a community leader or tribal liaisons.