Sealaska’s quarterly Board Q&A sessions offer shareholders and directors a chance to connect in a casual online environment, empowering shareholders to ask questions directly to the board and providing directors a chance to hear shareholder voices on the issues that are important to them.
Sealaska directors were pleased to provide an update from the July board meeting and offer space for questions at the third quarter Virtual Board Q&A session, held on August 8. Shareholders from around Alaska and across the country participated in the online Q&A, as the board shared the latest on both a personal level and with board activities. Shareholders can view previous virtual meetings by visiting the Meeting Archive on MySealaska.com and find the full third quarter Q&A session here.
In the second half of the session, directors fielded questions directly from the chat, many of which were related to the Landless update provided by Director Hallingstad (find the latest on Landless here). Shareholders also asked questions related to shareholder job opportunities – directors recommended signing up for Sealaska job alerts, which notifies participants each time a new job within the OneSealaska network is posted. Shareholders also provided suggestions for improvements to the scholarship application process and encouraged board members to think creatively about solutions to issues facing Alaskans, including the housing shortage.
Participants were asked to complete a post-event survey, providing feedback to help better address shareholder needs and priorities during events. Participants who tuned in to the MySealaska stream and filled out the survey were eligible to win one of two $100 cash prizes.
If you missed this Q&A session, we invite you to tune into the next Board Q&A, following the November board meeting. Shareholders are also invited to join us for our next virtual event, a Shareholder Participation Committee (SPC) update hosted by SPC members on Tuesday, August 15. We hope to see you there!