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City of Seldovia receives grant to improve Multipurpose facility

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On May 13, 2022, the State of Alaska announced that the City of Seldovia will receive a Community Development Block Grant of almost $650,000. The grant, which was part of a special Coronavirus Program Fund, will be used for improvements to the City of Seldolvia’s Multipurpose building. Many public services are housed in Seldovia’s Multipurpose building, including law enforcement, fire and emergency services, a Public library, the city’s senior meals program and office space. For the last two years, Homer Public Health have used the building to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

According to a press release from Seldovia’s City Clerk’s office, the grant funds will be used for building improvements such as plumbing and a shower for first responders, electrical and exhaust systems, new ventilation, and several building upgrades. These improvements will be commemorated during the “60th anniversary of Seldovia as a First-Class City” celebration. That event is a partnership with the Seldovia Village Tribe and the Seldovia Chamber of Commerce. It will be on July 3 at 2:30 P.M. at the city’s Gateway Pavilion.

Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, Desiree has called Alaska ‘home’ for almost two decades. Her involvement in radio began over 10 years, first as a volunteer DJ at KBBI, later as a host and producer, and now in her current role as a reporter. Her passions include stories relating to agriculture, food systems and rural issues. In her spare time, she can often be found riding her bicycle, creating art from handmade paper, or working in the garden.