Sunday, July 14, 2024

Clay Koplin

Clay Koplin

Cordova Electric wants to hear from you!

At least once every five years, Cordova Electric Cooperative (CEC) enlists the assistance of a professional third-party firm to survey customers — cooperative members...

Get out and vote to use your voice

As an Alaskan, I’m proud each time I do my civic duty and exercise my right to vote. My power as an American citizen...

Koplin backs Murkowski in upcoming Senate race

As former mayor of Cordova, I once said the toughest part is getting everyone to “pull in the same direction.” This month, I got to spend time with an individual who has demonstrated her effectiveness and proven to have what it takes to get folks pulling in not only the same direction, but Alaska’s direction.

Letter to the Editor: Recommitting to the public process

Mayor Clay Koplin reassesses his decision to sign a public letter supporting an audit of the presidential election, and reflects on his duties as mayor.

Letter to the Editor: The roles and tumbles of leadership

Mayor Clay Koplin denounces the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and reflects on Cordova's strong culture of civic engagement.

Commentary: Has fish business become fish politics?

While it is somewhat unusual for an Alaskan mayor to write an opinion piece, I have been consistent in sharing my views on fisheries, Cordova’s single largest economic driver; always striving to represent the opinions and needs of my community, even in rare cases where they may diverge somewhat from my own.
The Fisherman's Memorial. (Dec. 28, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Working together for a stronger Prince William Sound

Prince William Sound's salmon hatcheries have helped build a thriving and dynamic community, write Clay Koplin and Jeremy O'Neil.

Koplin: Amidst the crisis, Alaska’s world-class fisheries remain strong, healthy and sustainable

Sustainable salmon runs are the lifeblood of communities across Alaska. More than 50 years ago, Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries set out to preserve and protect our salmon runs and keep them strong, healthy and sustainable for generations to come. By partnering with local fishermen, communities and state agencies, we’ve enhanced returns for all users — all while ensuring wild stocks remain strong.
The Fisherman's Memorial. (Dec. 28, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Letter to the Editor: Headed into 2020 with a balanced budget

The city of Cordova is hard at work finding new efficiencies and partnerships so as to better serve the community, writes Mayor Clay Koplin.
The M/V Aurora, under lock and key after its final 2019 passenger run out of Cordova. (Sept. 20, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Commentary: Alaska Marine Highway mismanagement impacts Cordova

The current administration has botched management the Alaska Marine Highway System to an unprecedented degree, writes Mayor Clay Koplin.