Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 45. Older Alaskans
Section 200. Alaska Commission On Aging.
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AS 47.45.200. Alaska Commission On Aging.

(a) The Alaska Commission on Aging is established in the Department of Health and Social Services. The members of the commission include

(1) the commissioner of health and social services or the commissioner's designee;

(2) the commissioner of commerce, community, and economic development or the commissioner's designee;

(3) a senior services provider, regardless of age, appointed by the governor;

(4) the chair of the Alaska Pioneers' Homes Advisory Board under AS 44.29.500; and

(5) seven persons selected on the basis of their knowledge and demonstrated interest in the concerns of older Alaskans, appointed by the governor in accordance with (b) of this section.

(b) After requesting from senior citizens' organizations the names of persons who are qualified for and interested in serving on the commission, the governor shall appoint the members of the commission under (a)(5) of this section. Appointments shall be made by the governor to assure representation of low-income persons and minorities, and representation from rural and urban areas of the state, and to secure statewide geographical representation on the commission. At least six of the persons appointed by the governor shall be 60 years of age or older. At least two of these persons shall be 65 years of age or older. Each member appointed by the governor shall be a resident of the state.

(c) The persons appointed under (a)(3) and (a)(5) of this section serve overlapping four-year terms, and serve at the pleasure of the governor. A member may be reappointed, but a member appointed under (a)(3) and (a)(5) of this section may not serve more than two consecutive terms or eight consecutive years, whichever is longer.

(d) If a person appointed under (a)(3) and (a)(5) of this section fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the commission, a majority of the members of the commission may request the governor to terminate the membership of the member and to fill the vacancy.

(e) A vacancy in the membership of persons appointed under (a)(3) and (a)(5) of this section shall be filled by appointment by the governor. The person appointed serves for the unexpired portion of the term.

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