New Section Manager Appointed in Alaska
Alaska will soon have a new ARRL Section Manager. Ray Hollenbeck, KL1IL, of Wasilla, Alaska, has been appointed to succeed Jim Larsen, AL7FS, effective on January 1. Hollenbeck’s appointment will be in effect for the first half of 2016. He has served as an ARRL Emergency Coordinator for nearly 7 years.
ARRL Manager of Field Services and Radiosport Dave Patton, NN1N, made the appointment in consultation with Northwestern Division Director Jim Pace, K7CEX, and the outgoing SM. Larsen, of Anchorage, who will complete his fourth term as Alaska SM at year’s end, decided not to run for another term after serving for the past 8 years.
When the call for nominations for the next term of Alaska Section Manager was announced this past summer, no nominating petitions were submitted by the early September deadline. In accordance with ARRL Field Organization Rules and Regulations, the Section Manager’s position is being resolicited (see January 2016 QST, page 77).
A Section Manager elected through resolicitation will serve a term of 18 months — in this case, starting on July 1, 2016. Details about the Section Manager nominating process are available on the ARRL website.