Rural Leader Journey

Connecting Alaska’s Leaders

Deadline: October 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Alaskans face unique challenges given the landscape and distances between communities.This is particularly true for rural communities, where feelings of isolation are all too common. The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation are invested in strong leaders across the state but we recognize the unique challenges of leading in rural communities. This program is designed to recognize our rural leaders and provide these professionals with the opportunity to step away from their jobs, rejuvenate, and refresh so they can more effectively lead, and to connect with other rural leaders to develop a supportive network.

14 round trip airplane tickets have been generously donated by Alaska Airlines, eligible for travel to any of their destinations (with the exception of Cuba). The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) will award these tickets to 14 deserving rural nonprofit and tribal leaders as recognition of their exemplary service and achievement. Additionally, recipients will be invited to participate in quarterly teleconferences over the course of a year to share insights learned during their time away, discuss methods for achieving overall balance between competing responsibilities, and develop a network of supportive colleagues in rural Alaska.

When must travel be booked?

Travel must be booked within a year from date of issue of the vouchers. However, you can travel for up to one year from date of booking. For example, if a traveler books their travel AprilĀ 2018, they have until March 2019 to complete their travel. Travel must be round trip. Travel must be on Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air flights. Travel on vouchers does include Dutch Harbor and certain Sky West flights operated for Alaska Airlines. Travel vouchers cannot be re-issued for any reason.

For information on the program or how to apply, click here.