Juneau, AK (September 15, 2016) –
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council) Business & Economic Development Manager Myrna Gardner. Myrna joins nine other public members along with the Planning Commissioner and one City Assembly member to promote the economic, social, environmental, and governmental well-being of Juneau and all its inhabitants. The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) Assembly established the Juneau Commission on Sustainability in 2007 to research and advise the CBJ on community sustainability.
As the Business & Economic Development Manager, Myrna works with local, state, and federal governments to foster and improve the Southeast Alaska economy. She is responsible for creating partnerships with Native organizations and businesses, provides administrative support to the Tribe’s business enterprise, and offers business development and marketing support services to tribally-owned businesses.
Myrna is a George Washington University Certified Contract Manager and holds an Industry Certification in Contract Management Federal Level I from the National Contract Management Association. She brings over 16 years of management experience in business development, logistics, customer service, and operations.
Myrna is Tlingit and Haida. Her Tlingit name is
, she is
Yéil naax xat sitee
Wéix' naax xat sitee
(Raven/Skulpin house) from the village of
(Klawock) people and is
(a child of the Haida people on her father's side). She has three children and enjoys fishing in her spare time.