One of the recommendations was to
establish a permanent faith-based and
community initiatives office and a
Governor’s Advisory Council.
In September 2004, Administrative
Order 221 was issued to create this
Office and Council. After barely one
year of existence of its FBCI effort,
Alaska was commended by the White
House as a “role-model State.” Alaska
continues to lead among states.
Office of FBCI and Advisory Council
established by Administrative Order
Executive Director appointed
FBCI Advisory Council appointed
Advisory Council completed first
year of service and established five
• Office Support
• Special Initiatives
Office of FBCI fully staffed
Office of FBCI awarded $500,000
grant from Compassion Capital
To improve the well-being of Alaskans
by strengthening and expanding
the contributions of faith-based and
• Fostering Partnerships
• Building Capacity
• Expanding Awareness
In 2003 Lt. Governor Loren Leman led a
series of statewide scoping meetings and
subsequently appointed 21 Alaskans to a
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
(FBCI) Task-Force. The Task-Force was
asked to assist in maximizing Alaska’s
resources of compassion to meet the
challenges faced by those in need.
The FBCI Task-Force met several
times, researched best practices and
needs, hosted the first statewide FBCI
conference and prepared a report on its
activities. The report included a number
of recommendations to the Governor.
• That Alaskans are historically generous in
assisting with their neighbors in need.
• That Alaskans must tap additional resources
to address the unacceptable levels of human
need in our communities.
and among faith-based and community