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Attorney elected new president of Tanana Chiefs Conference

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Buddy Brown, an attorney who grew up in the Koyukuk River village of Huslia, has been elected president of Tanana Chiefs Conference.

Brown, 32, recently worked as TCC's staff attorney. He was elected to the presidency Thursday during the conference's annual convention.

Seven people ran for the top spot of the nonprofit corporation, which has a $76 million annual budget. Brown defeated incumbent Steve Ginnis and TCC Vice President Donne Fleagle.

TCC is authorized by the leadership of its communities to provide health and social services and other programs. Brown said he plans to visit all 42 villages in TCC's region to listen to tribal leaders in order to develop a long-term plan for TCC.



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