FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Native Association Board of Directors recently appointed Anna Frank as Elder Advisor for the organization. Her appointment is set for three years.
"I feel honored to be the elder for Fairbanks Native Association and excited and scared because it's an important role being an elder advisor to the organization and especially to our young people,” Frank said.
Frank said one of her goals in her new role as Elder Advisor would be to get to know the community better and work together. She added that providing better education and health is also another one of her priorities.
Frank has worked with Tanana Chiefs Conference and as an ordained minister for many years. Frank is also the second Chief of Denakkanaaga, Inc and sits on the Alaska Commission on Aging.
For Executive Director of FNA, Steve Ginnis he said he very pleased with the board's appointment of Frank.
"I think she'll bring a real positive voice to the organization. I think she'll also be a powerful voice for our elders in Fairbanks, so I think there's a lot of positives with her appointment to FNA,” he said.