JUNEAU - Southeast Conference granted a lifetime membership in its organization to Herb Pond, mayor of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, at its annual meeting in Prince Rupert.
Pond has been involved in the organization for years and has traveled to its conferences in various cities across Alaska.
The board also decided to extend a lifetime membership to Carol Rushmore, a previous president and board member of Southeast Conference for eight years.
Southeast Conference is the regional economic development organization for Southeast Alaska that began in 1958 to lobby for a regional transportation system that became the Alaska Marine Highway System.
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