Governor Sean Parnell has reappointed two Juneau residents to state boards.
Zachary Jones will continue serving on the State Historical Records Advisory Board; and Ben Brown has been reappointed to the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Jones is the archivist and collections manager for the Sealaska Heritage Institute and an adjunct instructor at the University of Alaska Southeast. He holds a master’s degree in comparative history from the College of William & Mary, and a certificate of advanced studies in archives and records administration from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He’s currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Native American history from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Jones was reappointed to a seat representing Native American record-keeping.
Brown is an attorney and member of the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission. He’s a company member at Perseverance Theatre and has more than three decades of theatrical experience. He’s on the board of directors for the National Assembly of State Art Agencies and Alaska Public Media. Brown was reappointed to a public seat.
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