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Metlakatla resident is new FEMA tribal advisor

Metlakatla resident Milo Booth has been appointed as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new National Tribal Affairs Advisor.

Sen. Mark Begich announced the appointment this week. According to Begich’s office, Booth will lead the new Tribal Affairs Branch in Intergovernmental Affairs, and serve as a key advisor on tribal affairs to senior FEMA leadership.

Booth previously served as Metlakatla’s director of forestry and land resources for 16 years. He joins FEMA after serving most recently as a specialist for the U.S. Forest Service’s Lands and Realty Management program.

According to Begich’s office, Booth’s experience working with tribal, state and federal agencies on land management and energy resource development issues will be an added resource to FEMA’s Office of External Affairs.

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