Parnell reappoints two Juneauites to state boards

Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed two Juneau residents to seats on state boards.

Ben Brown, an attorney, was reappointed to the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Brown, a former legislative aide and legislative liaison for the Department of Environmental Conservation, and is co-chair of the Juneau Republican Party.

He is a company member at Juneau's Perseverance Theatre with more than three decades of theatrical experience, and is also the vice chairman of the board for CoastAlaska, the Southeast public radio station consortium. He formerly served on the Alaska Humanities Forum Board of Directors, and was chairman of KTOO-FM and Television. He was reappointed to a three-year term.

Parnell also reappointed Teresa Sarabia to the State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee, which promotes employment of people with disabilities by creating statewide interest in rehabilitation and employment.

Sarabia is currently the program manager of the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program for the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. She worked for the state of Alaska for 17 years in various departments and for 10 years in various school districts.

Sarabia was reappointed to three-year term for an Alaska Native organization seat.

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