ALASKA FORUM INC

Address
PO BOX 212409
ANCHORAGE, AK 99521-2409
Contact
Website: http://www.akforum.org
Phone: +1 (907) 331-0271
Nonprofit
NTEE: C036
EIN: 80-0025380

Mission

Our mission is to promote a clean
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2001
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Metropolitan statistical area0380
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel $212,839.00$193,139.00  
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation $200,684.00$154,410.00  
Number of employees 117  
Number of people compensated >$100k 11  
Number of volunteers 4040  
Personnel
Abraham, Elaine
Title  BOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  ELAINE ABRAHAM  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  1.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Bethel, Lawrence
Title Board MemberBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person LAWRENCE BETHELLAWRENCE BETHEL  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Cochran, Patricia
Title Board MemberBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person PATRICIA COCHRANPATRICIA COCHRAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Dixon, Kym
Title Board MemberBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person KYM DIXONKYM DIXON  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Eilo, Kurt
Title Vice PresidentVICE PRESIDE  
Name of key/compensated person KURT EILOKURT EILO  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 40.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org $200,684.00$154,410.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Halverson, John
Title Board MemberBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person JOHN HALVERSONJOHN HALVERSON  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Melde, Vivian
Title Board MemberBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person VIVIAN MELDEVIVIAN MELDE  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Mutter, Doug
Title PresidentPRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated person DOUG MUTTERDOUG MUTTER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Porter, Richard
Title Secretary/TreasurerSECRETARY  
Name of key/compensated person RICHARD PORTERRICHARD PORTER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.004.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Quesnel, Alan
Title Board MemberBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person ALAN QUESNELALAN QUESNEL  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Virgin, Randy
Title Board MemberTREASURER  
Name of key/compensated person RANDY VIRGINRANDY VIRGIN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activities Our mission is to promote a clean and healthy environment through communication and education.OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT THROUGH COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION. THE ALASKA FORUM WORKS TO PROMOTE A MORE PRODUCTIVE AND EFFICIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, TRIBES AND THE PUBLIC BY: - DEVELOPING A MORE COMMON UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION - PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND EXPERIENCES AND - UNDERSTANDING THE DIVERSITY OF OPINIONS AND CONCERNS OF OTHERS  
Program service expenses, total $534,885.00$548,794.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
ALASKA FORUM HOSTS AN ANNUAL CONFERENCE THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY ON CONTAMINANTS, HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEANUP, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT, POLLUTION PREVENTION AND PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. THE CONFERENCE IS THE SECOND LARGEST IN THE STATE AND ATTRACTS AN AVERAGE OF 1,300 PARTICIPANTS. 2015 MARKED THE 17TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR HOLDING THE CONFERENCE WHICH INCLUDES OVER 80 BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON: CLIMATE CHANGE, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, FISH AND WILDLIFE POPULATIONS, ENERGY, MILITARY ISSUES, BUSINESS ISSUES, SOLID WASTE CONTAMINATES, CONTAMINATED SITE CLEANUP, AND OTHERS. THE CONFERENCE IS WIDELY ATTENDED BY GOVERNMENT, NONPROFIT, FOR PROFIT BUSINESSES AND RURAL ALASKANS. THE CONFERENCE ALSO OFFERS AN ALASKA-FOCUSED FILM FESTIVAL AND SEVERAL NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND ONSITE HAZWOPER TRAINING REFERSHER.
Program expenses  $206,897.00  
Program revenue  $384,921.00  
Program description  ALASKA FORUM HOSTS AN ANNUAL CONFERENCE THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY ON CONTAMINANTS, HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEANUP, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT, POLLUTION PREVENTION AND PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. THE CONFERENCE IS THE SECOND LARGEST IN THE STATE AND ATTRACTS AN AVERAGE OF 1,300 PARTICIPANTS. 2015 MARKED THE 17TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR HOLDING THE CONFERENCE WHICH INCLUDES OVER 80 BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON: CLIMATE CHANGE, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, FISH AND WILDLIFE POPULATIONS, ENERGY, MILITARY ISSUES, BUSINESS ISSUES, SOLID WASTE CONTAMINATES, CONTAMINATED SITE CLEANUP, AND OTHERS. THE CONFERENCE IS WIDELY ATTENDED BY GOVERNMENT, NONPROFIT, FOR PROFIT BUSINESSES AND RURAL ALASKANS. THE CONFERENCE ALSO OFFERS AN ALASKA-FOCUSED FILM FESTIVAL AND SEVERAL NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND ONSITE HAZWOPER TRAINING REFERSHER.  
ALASKA FORUM ON THE ENVIRONMENT: THE ALASKA FORUM ON THE ENVIRONMENT IS A STATEWIDE GATHERING OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, NON-PROFIT, AND FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY LEADERS. ALASKAN YOUTH, CONSERVATIONISTS, BIOLOGISTS, AND COMMUNITY ELDERS. THE EVENT IS AN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ALL ALASKANS AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES.
Program expenses $233,664.00   
Program revenue $359,262.00   
Program description ALASKA FORUM ON THE ENVIRONMENT: THE ALASKA FORUM ON THE ENVIRONMENT IS A STATEWIDE GATHERING OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, NON-PROFIT, AND FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY LEADERS. ALASKAN YOUTH, CONSERVATIONISTS, BIOLOGISTS, AND COMMUNITY ELDERS. THE EVENT IS AN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ALL ALASKANS AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES.   
ALASKA FORUM WILL OFFER FOUR TRAINING COURSES CONSISTING OF FOUR RALO TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS. THE RALO TRAINING WILL REDUCE THE POLLUTION OF THE WATER RESOURCES IN THE RURAL AREAS BY PROVIDING LANDFILL MANAGERS AND OPERATORS WITH THE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF RURAL ALASKA LANDFILLS.
Program expenses  $55,593.00  
Program revenue  $62,336.00  
Program description  ALASKA FORUM WILL OFFER FOUR TRAINING COURSES CONSISTING OF FOUR RALO TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS. THE RALO TRAINING WILL REDUCE THE POLLUTION OF THE WATER RESOURCES IN THE RURAL AREAS BY PROVIDING LANDFILL MANAGERS AND OPERATORS WITH THE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF RURAL ALASKA LANDFILLS.  
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: THE ALASKA FORUM IS THE REGISTERED SPONSOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. AN ENVIRONMENTAL TEHCNICIAN APPRENTICE WILL RECEIVE SPECIFIC CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND WORK 4,000 HOURS OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING TO DEVELOP SKILLS AS A PROFICIENT AND VERSATILE WORKER.
Program expenses $154,948.00$107,706.00  
Program revenue $224,597.00$122,689.00  
Program description ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: THE ALASKA FORUM IS THE REGISTERED SPONSOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. AN ENVIRONMENTAL TEHCNICIAN APPRENTICE WILL RECEIVE SPECIFIC CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND WORK 4,000 HOURS OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING TO DEVELOP SKILLS AS A PROFICIENT AND VERSATILE WORKER.ALASKA FORUM IS THE REGISTERED SPONSOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. AN ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE WILL RECEIVE SPECIFIC CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND WORK 4,000 HOURS OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING TO DEVELOP SKILLS AS A PROFICIENT AND VERSATILE WORKER. THIS INVESTMENT IN JOB TRAINING WILL ATTRACT EMPLOYERS WHO NEED ACCESS TO A LOCAL SKILLED WORKFORCE IN ORDER TO CONTAIN THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS, RESULTING IN MORE JOBS FOR ALASKANS.  
GREEN STAR: THE GREEN STAR PROGRAM SUPPORTS BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT WISH TO PRACTICE WASTE REDUCTION, ENERGY CONSERVATION AND POLLUTION PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND AM AWARD WINNING VOLUNTARY GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.
Program expenses $57,254.00   
Program revenue $86,753.00   
Program description GREEN STAR: THE GREEN STAR PROGRAM SUPPORTS BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT WISH TO PRACTICE WASTE REDUCTION, ENERGY CONSERVATION AND POLLUTION PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND AM AWARD WINNING VOLUNTARY GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.   
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$894,798.00$824,059.00$821,913.00  
Revenue from contributions (total) $464,446.00$366,456.00$260,498.00 
Investment income, current yr $1.00-$3,143.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr $464,446.00$366,456.00  
Other revenue, current yr $0.00$0.00  
Program service revenue (total) $359,612.00$458,600.00$312,584.00 
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues $9,175.00   
Revenue from gov't grants $449,861.00$25,250.00  
Revenue from all other contributions $5,410.00$341,206.00  
Other types of revenue
Investment income $1.00$1.00  
Net rental income   $0.00 
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all $879,326.00$820,893.00  
Total functional expenses: program service  $534,885.00$548,794.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general $344,441.00$272,099.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising $0.00$0.00  
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total) $0.00$0.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$53,677.00$50,129.00$96,103.00$47,541.00 
Total assets, beginning of year $96,103.00$47,541.00  
Total liabilities $29,724.00$20,431.00$5,246.00 
Total liabilities, beginning of year $20,431.00$5,246.00  
Net assets $20,405.00$75,672.00  
Net assets, beginning of year $75,672.00$42,295.00  
Other liabilities $18,091.00$20,431.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing $29,019.00$81,835.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year $81,835.00$21,224.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses -$55,267.00$1,020.00  
Advertising (total) $18,819.00$24,494.00  
Savings & temp cash investment $1,152.00$1,019.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses $11,633.00   
Total net assets or fund balances $20,405.00$75,672.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization $5,455.00$6,203.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members 915  
Number of independent voting members 015  
Accrual accounting TrueTrue  
Tax year start date 2015-07-012014-07-01  
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5k  True  
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF 990990  
Reason for form submission
Address change  True  
IRS schema version 2015v3.02014v5.0  
Filing identifier 201700839349300240201523149349303307  
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