Governor Mike Dunleavy speaking at the State of the State address to the Alaska Legislature, Jan. 27. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO/Alaska Energy Desk)

Governor Mike Dunleavy will be in Petersburg Monday meeting with community officials and holding a town hall meeting that night.

At noon Monday, Dunleavy will be attending a joint meeting with the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club that is open to those members.  Then he plans to meet with Petersburg’s tribe, Petersburg Indian Association.

At 2:30 p.m. the Governor is scheduled to meet with borough officials and leadership from the Petersburg Medical Center. They will include Borough Manager, Steve Giesbrecht along with borough department heads and three assembly members, Mayor Mark Jensen, Jeigh Stanton Gregor and Chelsea Tremblay. Also, attending will be PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter and another hospital official.

The Governor is also scheduled to meet with the Petersburg School Board.

The meetings with public officials are not open to the public but there is an open town hall meeting Monday night 6-8 p.m. at the high school gym.

The Governor’s office put out a press release about the town hall saying that it’s kicking off the Governor’s “Conversations with Alaskans”  town hall series.

In the statement, Dunleavy says he will be asking residents the following questions:

“What are your thoughts on revenues, budget reductions, spending caps, and the future of the PFD?

“What programs and services do you value?

“Should state spending be measured by inputs or outcomes?

“What natural resource opportunities do you support and see in your area and across the state?

“What are some ideas you may have that I, or the Legislature, have not thought of?”

In the press release, the Governor stated:  “I want to hear your thoughts, understand your concerns, and see your vision of what you want Alaska to be like for our children and grandchildren.”

The Governor is also scheduled to visit the community of Wrangell on Tuesday.