Vacant Seats on Napaimute Traditional Council Filled

At the June 22nd Napaimute Traditional Council Work Session/Regular Meeting the Council appointed the following interested tribal members to fill the vacant seats:


Seat A – Stanley Kelly – term expires 2020


Seat B – Jayce Rohde – term expires 2021

Congratulations to both and thank you for your willingness to serve our tribal members, our community, and our region.


Napaimute Traditional Council Seat Vacancies:

The Napaimute Traditional Council Currently has two vacant seats. If you are interested on one of these seats please submit a letter of interest to the tribal office by June 21, 2019. Letters may be submitted electronically to:

Thank you.

Excerpt from the NVN Constitution and By Laws describing the process for filling Council vacancies:

Section 7. Vacancies:

In the event that any elective Tribal Council seat becomes vacant between elections, the Tribal Council President, after first determining if the person consents to serve, shall recommend a person who meets the requirements of a Candidate to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term. Such person shall assume office upon approval of the appointment by a majority of the members of the Tribal Council.  If a majority of the members do not consent to the appointment, the Tribal Council may choose, by a majority vote, to either direct the President to select another candidate or approve a candidate nominated by a member.

If a Tribal Council member fails to attend three (3) consecutive regular meetings of the Tribal Council, without a written excuse accepted by a majority vote of the Tribal Council, that Tribal Council member’s seat will be declared vacant and the vacancy shall be filled in accordance with this section.

The Native Village of Napaimute is Seeking Solicitation for One Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM 8), RFP#2019-01

The Native Village of Napaimute is seeking proposals for the purchase one (1) Landing Craft Mechanized 8 (LCM-8), or similar type vessel, in fair or better overall condition, RFP#2019-01.

Proposals must be received by the Napaimute Bethel Office at PO Box 1301 Bethel, AK 99559-1301 no later than 5:00 p.m., local time, May 17, 2019. Any proposal received later than the specified time and date will NOT be accepted or considered. No facsimile, email, or telephone proposals will be accepted. Submitted proposals shall contain all information requested and be submitted in the format shown within the solicitation document. Proposals MUST be sealed and clearly identify the name and number of the RFP on the outside of the envelope/package, as well as the Proposer’s name, address, and business affiliation (if applicable).

The full solicitation RFP#2019-01 and required forms are provided as attachments at the bottom of this post.


 Mark Leary, Director of Operations, email:





An example of what can be built with one of our cabin packages – this is for the wood only

Now Taking Orders for the 2021

Building Season!

Napaimute Enterprises, LLC*

Serving the Region with Middle Kuskokwim Wood Products:

Firewood, Lumber, & Cabin Packages

12’ X 16’ cabin with deck: $10,450

16’ X 24’ one room house: $16,500

24’ X 40’ family house: $27,500

Call: 545-2877

For more information

*A Subsidiary of the Native Village of Napaimute in cooperation with The Kuskokwim Corporation, Kalskag, and Lower Kalskag

2018 Napaimute Traditional Council Election Results

Audrey & Jayce perform the first dance song composed for Napaimute in many, many years at the 2018 NVN Annual Meeting. The song is about moose hunting with your dad on the Alukaq River.


Despite the earthquake, hundreds of after shocks, and warm stormy weather attendance at the 2018 NVN Annual Meeting was good.

Voter turn out was especially good this year with ballots being accepted by mail, email or in-person at the meeting.

Here are the results of the election for Seat A on the Napaimute Traditional Council:

Megan Leary

Thank you to everyone that voted and came out to the meeting!


Notice to tribal members:

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Napaimute Traditional Council has rescheduled the 2018 NVN Annual Meeting to December 1st. Time and location will remain the same.

Please note that letters of interest for the open seat A, currently occupied by Shelly Leary, will be accepted up until the close of business November 11.

The incumbent has notified the Council in writing that she does not intend to seek reelection.

Shelly Leary being sworn in after her election to the Napaimute Traditional Council in 2015. Thank you for all your service Shelly!