The discussion will center around two aspects of the business of State Parks - Internal - meaning costs associated with running the park system, and how the division raises funds to support management of the parks. Externally - the discussion will center around the economic driver that state parks are in our community and around the state. The presentation will also feature an overview of the state park system and some pretty awesome images.
Ethan Tyler is the Director of Alaska State Parks and Outdoor Recreation, a post he was appointed to in July of this 2017. Ethan is an avid outdoorsman and has an extensive background in Alaska Tourism, marketing, public relations, and business development. He has been building and growing relationships throughout the state and beyond since 2000, and he continues to engage with community and business leaders around Alaska.
Ethan is a member of the Girdwood 2020 board of directors, and was named Top 40 Under 40 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce in 2014. When not on the job, Ethan can be found surfing the Turnagain Arm Bore Tide, and is a level one certified ski instructor at Alyeska Resort. He lives in Girdwood with his wife and 11-year-old daughter.
Deadline to register online is 5 pm the Friday directly preceding the forum. But tickets are available at the door, day-of, to purchase.
Cancellation Note: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, registration must be canceled no less than two business days prior to the date of the event. No refunds will be given after this date. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.