Association of Village Council Presidents

Sign outside the AC Quickstop liquor store.
Geraldine Brink / KYUK

The Association of Village Council Presidents unanimously passed a resolution yesterday to address alcohol-related issues currently affecting the YK Delta. Two liquor stores opened in Bethel this year, and some tribes say that alcohol problems have worsened in their villages as a result. 

Akiak Adds Its Thoughts To AVCP Bylaw Rewrite

Sep 1, 2016
Department of Community and Regional Affairs

The Native Village of Akiak has added its name to a growing number of villages commenting on the Association of Village Council Presidents' proposal to alter its bylaws. AVCP wants to lengthen board member terms and increase the powers of its 12-member Executive Board.

Charles Enoch / KYUK

Tribal delegates are holding a gathering in Bethel this week in what they’re calling an AVCP Emergency Meeting. They want the AVCP administration and executive board to provide answers on AVCP financial matters and respond to what some delegates see as a mismanagement of power and lack of transparency within the organization. AVCP administration and executive board members did not attend nor sanction the meeting, which began Tuesday and ends Wednesday. Only 13 tribes sent delegates. Thirty-eight are needed to constitute an official meeting under AVCP bylaws.

Public Letters: From AVCP, From Delegates

Jul 1, 2016

AVCP and tribal delegates have issued two separate letters responding to allegations of AVCP's near bankruptcy and other financial instabilities. 

Discussing The June AVCP Convention

Jun 17, 2016

Earlier this week we published a story looking at what AVCP delegates are saying about the regional tribal nonprofit's convention last week. Delegates told us that executive board members admitted to a number of financial issues ranging from near bankruptcy to audits. This story received a lot of attention on our Facebook page and via email. We talked with Adrian Wagner, KYUK reporter who wrote the article, to better understand the circumstances surrounding the story. 

AVCP to Hold Bylaw Convention in Bethel

Jun 7, 2016
Association of Village Council Presidents

The Association of Village Council Presidents is holding a bylaw convention with representatives from member tribes in the region. The meeting is only for AVCP tribal members.

The Bylaw Convention is scheduled to start at 9am Wednesday and Thursday, at the Orutsararmiut Native Council Multipurpose Building in Bethel.

Association of Village Council Presidents

The Association of Village Council Presidents has presented a $1.5 million grant to the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP.

Myron Naneng addressing the Association of Village Council Presidents’ 51st Annual Convention.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Myron Naneng has resigned as president and CEO of the Association of Village Council Presidents. Naneng announced his decision at an Executive Board meeting Wednesday. The resignation became effective immediately, according to a press release from the regional tribal nonprofit.

Allanivik Hotel Closes

Apr 15, 2016


The Allanivik Hotel is closing today after months of public unrest surrounding it’s revenue and plans for the hotel's  future.   


The board of the Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority has designated Mark Charlie as the organization’s new president and CEO.

“I look forward to working with every tribe and their tribal members and addressing their housing needs. And I want to hear from them on what we’re doing and how we can improve,” Charlie said.

Charlie has worked with the Housing Authority for more than 20 years, beginning as Director of Housing Management in 1995, transitioning to Deputy Director, and then becoming Chief Financial Officer.