FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Two people have been appointed to a commission that is responsible for dispersing over a half million dollars in state and local funds each year.
Dorothy Bradshaw, an accountant who also runs a snack shop, and Shirley Demientieff, a community activist known for helping organize searches for missing people, were appointed to the Health and Social Services Commission by Borough Mayor Rhonda Boyles.
The two will help decide which non-profit organizations in the borough get government aid.
One slot remains open the nine-person panel. Boyles intends to fill that position this week.
''Bottom line is that she wants to fill it by the next assembly meeting,'' said Nadine Hargesheimer, special assistant to the mayor, who added that five people have applied.
The departed commissioners are Joe Hayes, who was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives; Kay Hoch, whose term expired; Brad Scott, who died of a heart attack; and Margaret Wilson, who resigned.
Bernard Gatewood, superintendent of the Fairbanks Youth Facility, was appointed to the commission in December.
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