Tim Dillon

On Thursday morning’s Covid Brief, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Executive Director Tim Dillon discussed the economic assistance available to business owners affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. He emphasized that the programs aren’t meant to be a replacement for lost revenue.
    “They are there to hopefully, make you, or put you in a position where you'll be able to continue through another year,” Dillon said. “It's there to set up relief for some of your expenses.”
    He said there are seven categories of expenses that can be reimbursed.


On this week's edition of the Covid Brief, fill-in host Josh Krohn welcomes Kenai Peninsula Borough School District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff and Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Executive Director Tim Dillon to discuss back-to-school issues and the emergency financial aid process.

Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District


    There are a number of changes coming to the A-K CARES Act program intended to ease the application process. Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Executive Director Tim Dillon briefed the borough assembly on Tuesday night.

Help with Alaska CARES Act available

Jun 30, 2020
Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District

In-person help with applications for Alaska CARES Act funds will be available Tuesday at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District will be there to answer any questions. Dillon will be at the Homer Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. He said he’s also available anytime by phone at the K-PEDD number, 283-3335.

KBBI's Jay Barrett spoke with him about what questions he can provide answers to.

KPEDD seeks input for follow-up survey

Apr 27, 2020

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, K-PEDD for short, shared its Covid-19 survey results with the borough and local governments in the last couple weeks, and are now ready to start a follow up.
    When the governor declared a Covid-10 state of emergency, Tim Dillon of K-PEDD issued a survey to businesses and nonprofits borough-wide to gauge their initial response to the hunkerdown mandates and other issues surrounding the emergency.

City Manager applicants flooding in this go-'round

Apr 14, 2020
City of Homer

The Homer City Council held its second meeting under the new conventions of social distancing last night, with council members attending remotely. And while the Zoom connection proved much clearer, there was one glitch that came out of nowhere to begin the Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. when Mayor Ken Castner tried to begin.
     “Any objection…,” the mayor began before being interrupted.
     “No. I can't hear you,” a man with a Posh accent said. “Yeah, no. Yeah. Hello? Hello, Hello, just a second. Hello?”

Census underway, with a lot on the line

Mar 13, 2020

    The 2020 United States Census is now in full-swing. The once-a-decade count of people in America kicked off on Nelson Island last month, and is underway nationwide.

    This year, or decade as it were,  people can fill out the Census form -- which is less than a dozen questions -- online. Mail reminders will start arriving this month, and for those still not counted, people called numerators will go door-to-door in May to help people fill out the forms.