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School Board Seat D: Harriet Berikoff

Sep 17, 2016
KUCB File Photo

My name is Harriet Berikoff. I moved here in 1965 from King Cove, and I have been here for 51 years.  I have two children who were born and raised here, Charlene Shaishnikoff and Emil Berikoff, Jr. .  They both graduated from Unalaska City School District.  I have 10 grandchildren. I am involved in the community with several boards including the Qawalangin Tribe, where I am Vice President, the Unalaska Senior Board , and the Ballyhoo Lions Club, where I am President . I have served on the Museum board, the Iliuliuk Clinic board, and the PCR board.

School Board Seat B: Cherry Tan

Sep 17, 2016

Hello everyone, I am Cherry Tan, proud resident of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor for 25 years, currently a board member of the Unalaska City School District and running for re-election for the Seat B position of the school board.

I am married to my loving husband Al and have two beautiful children—Aldrin who’s a 7th grader and Kathleen, a freshman in Unalaska City High School. I’m currently a bank manager who provides financial advice and assistance at our local KeyBank for 10 years now.

Jennifer Martin via Wikimedia Commons

This October, Unalaskans will decide whether to overturn the city's ban on all types of commercial marijuana businesses.

Before voters head to the polls, KUCB invited Assistant City Manager Erin Reinders, Public Safety Director Mike Holman, and lawyer Jason Brandeis to explain what the pot referendum might mean for Unalaska.

You can listen to the entire conversation below and find more information on the ballot initiative here.

City Council Seat C: Roger Rowland

Sep 16, 2016

  Roger Rowland, Council Member

Seat CC

Seeking re-election

City Council Seat E: John Waldron

Sep 16, 2016


I first came to Unalaska in 1987 as a private contractor and worked until 1994.  In September of 2005 I decided to return to Unalaska as a police officer.  The decision was easy for me and my wife Robin as we knew about the Unalaska City School District reputation.  I was excited for my three children to attend, which two have graduated.