providing essential programs and services
to improve the quality of life for all residents
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Get To Know Your Government

As a Home rule regional government, the Northwest Arctic Borough provides essential programs and services to improve the quality of life for all residents. We work hard to Improve living and economic conditions for all residents.


Originally from Deering, Alaska, Dickie Moto has spent most of his life living and working with residents in the Northwest Arctic. His past work experience has included Village Public Safety, Director of Facilities at Maniilaq Association, and Trail Maintenance Manager at the Northwest Arctic Borough. As Mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, Mayor Moto’s priorities include public safety,  improvements to the search and rescue inventory and facility, and providing critical borough services to all communities in the region. In the coming months, Mayor Moto and his administration plan to travel to each community to hear their needs and identify areas that the borough can help.

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northwest arctic Leadership Team

NWALT, a partnership among Maniilaq Association, NANA Regional Corporation, the Northwest Arctic Borough and the Northwest Arctic Borough School District, will maximize resources and reduce duplication of efforts to address issues affecting the people of northwest Alaska, while honoring and perpetuating our Iñupiat cultural heritage.