Due to COVID-19, meetings have been postponed. Our next meeting date is to be announced.
RDC believes the health and safety of our staff, board, members, and all fellow Alaskans we interact with is the highest priority. Each of us are doing our due diligence to avoid spreading illness. With regard to events, RDC will follow the precedent set by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on implementing restrictions or canceling events. Please note, this message is simply a cautionary measure to acknowledge we are operating in the best interest of all Alaskans with health and safety being in the utmost of importance. 

Breakfast meetings are generally held September through May on the first and the third Thursday of the month. Unless otherwise noted, the meeting will be on the second floor of the Dena'ina Center. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for RDC members and $30 for non-members. To guarantee your seat, please register or RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the event. Please note: on-street metered parking is free until 9:00 a.m.

Please note these dates are subject to cancellation: April 2nd & 16th, May 7th and May 21st.



Breakfast Meeting: March 5, 2020

Progress on Pebble’s Permitting

Featuring: Tom Collier, CEO, Pebble Partnership


Past presentations:

February 20, 2020
Economic Impact of Construction in Alaska and 2020 Construction Spending Forecast
Featuring: Donna Logan, McDowell Group and 
Alicia Siira, Associated General Contractors of Alaska
2020 Construction Spending Forecast
2020 Economic Impact of Construction Industry, Summary

January 16, 2020
The Alaska Railroad: Roaring into the Twenties
Featuring: Bill O'Leary, President and CEO of the Alaska Railroad Corporation

January 9, 2020
Legislative Preview
Featuring: Senate President Cathy Giessel, Alaska State Legislature

December 5, 2019
Pipeline Perspectives
Featuring: Tom Barrett, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
(Due to technical difficulties, video from this presentation is not available.)

November 7, 2019
Conservation versus and Development
Featuring: Bob Loeffler and Guy Archibald

October 17, 2019
Update of Federal Legal Issues Impacting Alaska

Featuring: Attorney General Kevin Clarkson
Federal Issues and Conflicts - pdf

October 3, 2019
Developing the Ambler Mining District - 60 years in the making...and still counting!
Featuring: Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, Senior Advisor to Trilogy Metals, Inc.


September 19, 2019
How the Alaska LNG Project Will Benefit Alaskans and America
Featuring: Frank Richards, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
(Due to technical difficulties, video from this presentation is not available.)

May 16, 2019
Cruise Industry Commitment to Sustainable Growth
Featuring: John Binkley, CLIA Alaska


May 2, 2019
2019 Alaska Construction Forecast
Featuring: Scott Goldsmith

Construction Spending Forecast

April 18, 2019
To the U.S. Supreme Court and back again - A huge win for Alaska
Featuring: John Sturgeon

April 4, 2019
Pebble: A Clear Path Forward

Featuring: Tom Collier, Chief Executive Officer, Pebble Partnership

March 21, 2019
Featuring: Jason Brune, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

March 7, 2019:
Sealaska's Natural Resource and Environmental Focus
* Please note, due to technical difficulties, the first minute of Mr. Mallott's presentation was missed.
Featuring: Anthony Mallott, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sealaska Corporation


February 21, 2019:
Port of Alaska Modernization: Who Pays and How (Much)
Featuring: Steve Ribuffo, Director, Port of Alaska


February 7, 2019:
Fort Knox Gilmore and Beyond
Featuring: Jeremy Brans, Vice President and General Manager of Kinross - Fort Knox

January 3, 2019:
2019 Legislative Preview
Featuring: Senate President Cathy Giessel


November 1, 2018:
Stand for Alaska - Vote NO on 1
Featuring: Vince Beltrami, President, Alaska AFL-CIO
Kara Moriarty, President & CEO, Alaska Oil & Gas Association 
Kim Reitmeier, Executive Director, ANCSA Regional Association

Breakfast packet

October 4, 2018:
Advancing the Ambler Mining District 
Featuring: Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, Trilogy Metals Inc.
Presentation • Breakfast packet

September 20, 2018:
Liberty Update and EIS Review
Featuring: David Wilkins, Senior Vice President for Alaska, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, and Mike Dunn, Project Manager, Liberty, Hilcorp Alaska LLC
Presentation • Breakfast packet

May 3, 2018:
Stand for Alaska
Featuring Jaeleen Kookesh, Juneau, and Sarah Lefebrve, Fairbanks, co-chairs
Presentation • Breakfast packet

April 5, 2018:
Evolution of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company's Escort and Response Capabilities
Tom Barrett, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
Breakfast packet • Presentation

March 15, 2018:
2018 Alaska Construction Forecast
Featuring Sc
ott Goldsmith, Professor Emeritus of Economics, ISER, UAA.
Breakfast packet • Presentation

March 1, 2018:
The Proposed 2019-2024 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Plan
Featuring David Johnston, Regional Supervisor for the Office of Leasing and Plans, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Breakfast packet • Presentation

February 15, 2018:
To the U.S. Supreme Court and Back Again
Featuring John Sturgeon
Breakfast packet

February 1, 2018:
Alaska-born-and-raised GCI: Growing with Alaska for nearly 40 years
Featuring Brad Spees, Vice President of Business Operations, GCI

Presentation PDF • Breakfast packet

January 18, 2018: Update on Doyon's Nenana Basin Exploration
Featuring Jim Mery, Sr. Vice President, Lands and Natural Resources, Doyon Ltd.

Presentation PDF • Breakfast packet

January 4, 2018: 2018 Legislative Preview, Featuring Senate President Pete Kelly and Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon

To view the complete collection of breakfast presentations, visit our Presentations page or Vimeo page.