Article IV. Section E. of the Articles of Incorporation and Constitution: Life members consisting of former Corporate Members and Affiliate Members who, because of their past contributions and long membership in the "Association", have earned the privilege of life membership. This type of membership no longer pays annual dues.
Life Member 2016
Diane Kinney – residing in Valdez, Alaska
Ports & Harbor Director Diane Kinney of Valdez, Alaska is hereby recognized as Life Member by the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators. Diane started her career with the Port of Valdez in 1997 and worked her way up to serve as the Ports & Harbor Director in 2009 where she served with distinction until her retirement May 2016. In 2005 and 2013 Valdez hosted AAHPA Conference with Diane at the helm of the Ports and Harbor Department for a very successful 2013 Conference. Diane Kinney is well respected member of AAHPA who has demonstrating her dedication and commitment to the health of Alaska’s Ports and Harbors over the years supporting the goals of this organization. The Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators hereby commends Diane Kinney for the exemplary professionalism, hard work, intelligence, and dedication she has exhibited throughout her tenure as Ports & Harbor Director in Valdez, Alaska and a dedicated member of AAHPA.
Life Member 2012
Retired Harbormaster Ray Majeski of Sitka Alaska
2412 Halibut Point Road, Sitka, Alaska 99835 Home: 907-747-6456
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 907-752-1946
Harbormaster Ray Majeski of Sitka, Alaska is hereby recognized as Life Member by the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators. Ray Majeski served Sitka as Sitka’s Harbormaster 11 years retiring in April 2009. He was dedicated to the City of Sitka and loved his work, representing Sitka as President of the AAHPA from 2001 – 2003. He also served as President of the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers following his service to AAHPA. He worked with AAHPA, PCC and UAS Southeast to get the on-line courses for Port and Harbors Career Training implemented that are now being used by port and harbor personnel throughout Alaska. His good humor and jokes always brought a smile even when at the expense of one of Sitka’s Senators. His dedication to AAHPA was demonstrated by his accomplishments that benefit members of AAHPA and has earned him the highest respect of his colleagues.
Life Member 2012
Retired Harbormaster Jim Stromdahl of Petersburg, Alaska
Retired Harbormaster Jim Stromdahl of Petersburg, Alaska is hereby recognized as Life Member by the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators. Harbormaster Stromdahl has served over 32 years retiring in May of 2010. His dedication to the City of Petersburg, and especially to his customers, has earned him the highest respect of boaters and his peers. He was a dedicated leader and loved his job. He saw many projects through for the betterment of all Boaters. Harbormaster Stromdahl is the epitome of what AAHPA stands for and clearly set the standards high operating and maintaining his facilities for other harbormasters to emulate.
Life Member 2011
David Bash, Harbormaster, King Cove, Alaska
David Bash is hereby recognized as a Life Member of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators. As the Harbormaster for King Cove since 2003, David has been actively involved with AAHPA serving as a Director on the AAHPA Board since 2004. His efforts were especially noteworthy as he was often one the few voices for Western Alaska. His dedication and concern for the improvement and wellbeing of all of Alaska’s harbors has earned him the highest respect of his colleagues.
Life Member 2010
Alan Sorum former Valdez Port Director/Harbormaster, Valdez, Alaska
Alan Sorum is hereby recognized as Life Member of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators. Alan has been actively involved with AAHPA, serving one term as President while also serving as Harbormaster for Valdez from 1999 to 2005. He also hosted AAHPA Conferences in 1999 and 2005. From 2005 to 2007 he served as Valdez Port and Harbor Director. Alan was responsible for creating and maintaining the original AAHPA website and set up the group email list still used. Alan wrote “Northern Harbors & Small Ports: Operation and Maintenance as well as a Responsible Harbor Users Handbook. He is to be commended for his work on the UAF on-line courses for Port and Harbors Career Training that are being used by port and harbor personnel throughout Alaska. His dedication to the AAHPA demonstrated by his accomplishments that benefit members of AAHPA has earned him the highest respect of his colleagues.
Life Member 2010
John Stone, Juneau Port Director, Juneau, Alaska
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Juneau Port Director and AAHPA Past President John Stone is hereby recognized as Life Member of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators. John served two terms as AAHPA President and during that time helped frame and achieve passage of State legislation providing 1 to 1 State matching fund grants for repair of previously State-owned harbors that had been transferred to municipalities around Alaska. John’s leadership benefited numerous coastal communities in Southeast and across the State, and reflected well on Juneau as the capital city. Past President John Stone continues to work diligently to procure funding for the matching funds legislation recently achieving support from the membership of the Southeast Conference.
The Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators hereby commends John Stone for the exemplary professionalism, hard work, intelligence, and dedication he has exhibited throughout his tenure as Port Director in Juneau, Alaska and a dedicated member of AAHPA.
Life Member 2008
Juneau - former Harbormaster/Vice-President/Corporate AAHPA Member
November 20, 2008 Lou McCall passed away after a long illness. Lou served
On the AAHPA Board for several years and was a mainstay for the annual
meetings. At the Haines meeting, AAHPA made Lou a Lifetime Member of
the Association, the second time we have done that in our 36 years of
existence. Lou recently retired as the Juneau Harbormaster and also
served as the Deputy Harbormaster in Sitka.
Life Member 1997
Kodiak - former Harbormaster/Corporate AAHPA Member
George V. McCorkle
18019 Skye Road
Brainerd, NM 56401
Office (218) 833-0364