The Agenda is published a month before a Council meeting, and the newsletter is published the week following the meeting. You can subscribe for both at the top of our home page. A tentative list of agenda items for the next three meetings is published in our Three Meeting Outlook.
February 4-11, 2019 / Benson Hotel – Portland, OR
April 1-9, 2019 / Hilton Hotel – Anchorage, AK
June 3-11, 2019 / Centennial Hall – Sitka, AK
September 30 – October 8, 2019 / Homer, AK
December 2-10, 2019 / Hilton Hotel – Anchorage, AK
January 27 – February 3, 2020 / Renaissance Hotel – Seattle, WA
March 30-April 7, 2020 Hilton Hotel – Anchorage, AK
June 1-9, 2020 Centennial Hall – Juneau, AK
October 5-13 2020 Hilton Hotel – Anchorage, AK
November 30- December 8, 2020 Hilton Hotel – Anchorage, AK
Meeting dates are subject to change depending on availability of meeting space. Any changes will be published in the Council’s newsletter and updated on this page.
The Council meets five times each year, usually in February, April, June, October and December, with three of the meetings held in Anchorage, one in a fishing community in Alaska and one either in Portland or Seattle. Most Council meetings take seven days, with the SSC and AP usually following the same agenda and meeting one and two days earlier, respectively. For more information on the Council process, visit our webpage: Navigating the Process: Overview
All meetings are open to the public, except for an occasional short, closed session in which the Council deals with personnel, administrative, or litigation issues. Minutes taken for each Council meeting are available to the public. VIEW ARCHIVES.
Live Meeting Broadcasts
The Council audio broadcasts meetings via the internet. The public can access broadcasts at any time while the meeting is in session through a program called Adobe Connect. Prior to the meeting, a link will be available on our website which will walk you through a simple onetime connection process to last the duration of the week-long meeting. Also through that link, meeting materials will be available as (electronic) handouts.
Post Meeting Audio Files
Although Adobe Connect allows an individual to record their own portions of the meeting, all Council meetings are recorded separately and archived. Beginning in April 2008, these mp3 audio files are stored electronically on a third-party storage site (www.box.net). Click HERE to access AUDIO files for all meetings through Box.net. Use the time log posted with the audio files to help navigate to the correct file.
Prior to April 2008, many meetings have been electronically transferred from cassette tape to audio files which are also available online. For those not transferred over, cassette tape copies can be obtained via Alaska Sound Labs. For any questions regarding meeting recordings, audio, or broadcasts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office.