In December 2016, the Legislative Audit and Budget Committee authorized an audit of the Mental Health Trust Authority. The audit has now been finalized and was accepted by the committee on June 5, 2018. The audit essentially confirms the concerns that initiated the audit and were reported 18 months ago. We appreciate the audit’s recommendations [ Read more ]
The Trust is pleased to announce the hiring of three new professionals. Eric Boyer, Travis Welch and Autumn Vea will be starting in their new roles on June 4. All three bring extensive expertise to the Trust team who works on behalf of beneficiaries across the state. Click here to read the full release.
The 30th Alaska Legislature adjourned its work early morning, Sunday, May 13, several days before its constitutionally mandated 121-day limit. The approved FY19 budget is similar in many ways to the FY18 budget, with noteworthy increases to support public education, hire front line social workers, and bolster public safety. The attached preliminary report includes bills that [ Read more ]
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority recently awarded over $1,145,000 in grants to various organizations in nine communities across the state. On average, the Trust grants approximately $18 million annually to various nonprofits, state agencies and projects that promote long-term system change and/or innovative projects that improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries. Grants [ Read more ]
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We are pleased to announce the hiring of Wyn Menefee as executive director of the Trust Land Office. Menefee has been serving as the acting executive director since September 1. The Trust Land Office is charged with generating revenue and managing the Trust’s nearly one million acres of land. The TLO carries out its stewardship role by [ Read more ]
At a meeting on October 27, 2017, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 10 organizations across the state. On average, the Trust grants approximately $18 million to various nonprofits, state agencies and projects that promote long-term system change and/or innovative projects that improve the lives and [ Read more ]
The board of trustees announced today the hiring of Mike Abbott as Chief Executive Officer. Abbott will start in this role on November 1. Abbott is a long-time Alaskan and has a distinguished career in public service, he currently serves as the Municipal Manager of Anchorage. Click to read the full release.
A recent report released from the Alaska Justice Information Center includes a wealth of information about the justice programs in the state, including the results of a statewide program inventory, cost-benefit analysis, and an assessment of the evidence supporting the justice programs. Also included are breakdowns of the different kinds of programs that are offered (therapeutic courts, [ Read more ]
If you are interested in joining this dynamic board you must have expertise in financial management and investments, resource management, or regarding Trust beneficiaries. Additionally, applicants cannot have worked for an organization or served on a board that received a grant or contract from the Trust within the last two years. Deadline is 4:00pm on [ Read more ]