VMHA Annual Report 2021

VMHA Annual Report 2021

Valdez, Alaska, September 28, 2021 – Each year in October the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive (VMHA) Board and Staff give an overview of the past year’s progress and accomplishments to our corporate members, the Valdez City Council.

In her message to the Council VMHA Board President Donna Lane writes, Another year of Pandemic challenges and unexpected changes. And another year of rising to the challenges for the Valdez Museum Staff and Board. The year has included new ways of doing things, austerity decisions, and extra efforts to involve the community.

The Annual Report 2021 contains cultural and economic impacts on the community; budget summaries and updates on the Museum’s current financial health. It also includes an update on the VMHA’s efforts to build a new consolidated museum facility.

Building Committee Chair Martha Barberio writes, 2021 was a very busy year for the Committee. Board and Staff worked closely with the architectural team of Wolf/Hennebery Eddy to create 35% conceptual design rendering, a cost estimate, fundraising materials and an animated walk through for a new museum facility.

While VMHA Executive Director Patricia Relay expresses the Museum’s resiliency in challenging times, Through it all, the Museum has kept going. My mantra has been, and still is today, to put one foot in front of the other and embrace the uncertainty.

The VMHA Annual Report will be presented to the Valdez City Council at its October 5, 2021 work session.

You can download a copy of the VMHA Annual Report 2021 on the Valdez Museum website via this link www.valdezmuseum.org/about-us/.