This afternoon, William “Bill” Brown personally confirmed with the KSRM New Department that he has resigned from the Board of Fish. He was part way through his second three-year term on the Board, which was set to expire on June 30, 2014. Brown operates a fishing tackle repair and parts store in Juneau and said the resignation was for personal reasons…
Brown: “I’m a cancer survivor and people immediately jump about that, and that was not it. I was not asked to resign, but for personal reasons I wanted to resign.”
Brown was a Vice-Chair on the Board and holds a doctorate in Economics. He said his background in data analysis was his most important contribution to the Board.
Brown: “The main thing, compared to most other people on the Board, I brought in the data analysis. I used to be an Economist and I’m pretty good at statistics, so I was able to analyze statistics, probably better than most of the Board Members, so that was the main thing I contributed. And so I would say that that data analysis was my footprint that I had on the Board more than anything else.”
Since Brown’s resignation was effective immediately, Sharon Leighow with Governor Sean Parnell’s office said the replacement process has been started.
Leighow: “Governor Parnell has 30 days to fill the vacancy on the Board of Fish and we are currently seeking applications. Interested parties can apply online through the Governor’s website and the appointment is subject to legislative confirmation.”
Further information on applications can be found here: State Boards and Commissions.