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Northwest Arctic Borough Comprehensive Plan Update – Public Review Draft, July 2021

View the Draft Plan now!

Draft Executive Summary: a concise, graphic overview of the plan

Draft Core Plan: more details on draft plan themes, strategies and actions

Coming Soon: Appendices with detailed data and background research used to develop the draft plan


The Deadline for Comments is Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

How to Submit Comments on the Draft Plan

  • Submit your electronic comments below
  • Email or call the project team. See contact information below.
  • Complete and mail a comment form. Download the form here
  • Attend a community meeting – details coming soon!


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Subregional Meetings with Community Leaders

In early October the Northwest Arctic Borough planning team is hosting a series of subregional teleconferences to meet with community leaders to discuss the draft plan. Are you a leader in your community? We want you to join us. Learn more by clicking on the flyer below.

Comprehensive Plan Survey Winners

Survey Winners by Prize

(3) $50 credit Bering Air freight cards

o   Winners: Randy Davis (Selawik), Janet L. Nolton (Buckland), Norman Monroe (Noatak)

(2) $50 gift card toward your local store

o   Winners: Jacky Johnson Jr (Kiana), Pauline Pungalik ( Noorvik)

Drum of gas

o Winner: Georgianna Phillips (Kotzebue)

Drum of stove oil

o Winner: Genevieve Norris (Shungnak)

$150 Sulainich Art Center gift card

o   Winner: Taylene Sampson (Kotzebue)

(5) NANA Goodie Bags donated by Shareholder Relations Department

o   Winners: Phyllis Woods (Kotzebue), Brett Piettila (Noatak), Reid Magdanz (Kotzebue), Carl Jennings  (Kotzebue), Clara Stein (Kiana)


Regional Snapshot

Check out the regional snapshot to learn more about the region and how we have changed, view a land ownership map, and review our emerging list of priorities.



What is the purpose of the Comprehensive Plan?

The updated plan will offer a regionwide roadmap to guide decisions, funding and development over the next 10 years.

Do we have a plan right now?




Accomplished planners on the job!
The Northwest Arctic Borough has hired a team of planning professionals to assist Mayor Nelson, NAB Assembly, NAB Planning Commission and Planning Department with development of the Comprehensive Plan Update. The consulting team is led by Alaska-based firm, Agnew::Beck Consulting and their partners, PDC Engineers and Northern Economics. Leading the consultant team is Agnew::Beck Principal and Owner, Shelly Wade.


Project Resources

NAB Comp Plan E-Newsletter, April 2021:CLICK HERE

NAB Comp Plan E-Newsletter, March 2021: CLICK HERE

NAB Comp Plan Project Flyer: CLICK HERE

Presentation to NAB Planning Commission, September 2020: CLICK HERE


Contact Us

Share your comment or question here

    Eva Aqimayuk Harvey, NAB Planning Director

    Phone: 907-412-3033 | Email: eharvey@nwabor.org