Alaska Governor Bill Walker announced today he will seek new leadership for the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Division of Agriculture. The new division director will be tasked with the role of promoting and providing support to Alaska’s agricultural industry, a top priority of the Walker-Mallott Administration.
“Alaska’s agricultural landscape is ripe with potential, and I look forward to new leadership implementing a fresh vision to maximize these opportunities,” said Governor Walker. “I thank Director Havemeister for working with the department through this transition period.”
DNR leadership thanked Director Havemeister for her commitment to the division during her eight-year tenure as one of the department’s longest serving directors. “We are grateful to Franci for the advancements she made during her service with the division,” DNR Commissioner Mark Myers said. “We thank her for the contributions she made to the department and to the state’s agricultural community.”
Director Havemeister will remain with the division through the beginning of December. During this time, the Board of Agriculture will begin the search process for a new director.