Government Relation Director


Aidan Earnest

(907) 474-6031

Biography:


Duties of the Government Relations Director (per ASUAF Bylaws)

930. Government Relations Department

931. Duties of the Government Relations Director
931.1 Develop and implement organizing and advocacy training programs for student leaders at
ASUAF and in the campus community.
931.2 To be ASUAF’s official lobbyist to the Alaska State Legislature, the Governor of the state of
Alaska, The Fairbanks North-Star Borough Assembly, and the Fairbanks City Council, and any
other student or governmental entity in which ASUAF has membership or interest.
931.3 To be the Chair of the Government Relations Council and hold regular meetings at least once
per month while the legislature is in session.
931.4 To, during the State Legislative Session, give weekly Government Relations, and, when
applicable, Government Relations Council reports to the ASUAF Senate.
931.5 To track and report on issues of importance to the students of UAF currently facing official in the
Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of local, state, and national governments.
931.6 To be responsible for sufficiently training, organizing and informing ASUAF representatives sent
on advocacy trips.
931.7 To work closely with the ASUAF Senate University Relations Committee regarding any relevant
UA system governance or Alaska state and local government issues.

What can the Government Relations Director help you with?

  • Answering questions regarding current events in politics and their affects on ASUAF, UAF, or the UA system
  • Coordinating with students, administration, and political campaign groups for events such as forums, debates, or town halls at UAF
  • Contact with university, local, or state administrators
  • Any questions regarding the Government Relations Council or Juneau Legislative Advocacy trip