About Us


The Alaska State Society exists:

a) to foster, participate in, and encourage educational, cultural, charitable, civic, and patriotic programs, and activities in the District of Columbia and surrounding communities, giving recognition to the State of Alaska, especially in conjunction with the National Conference of State Societies and other State and Territorial societies in the District of Columbia. 

b) to maintain friendly and cooperative relations with the various State and Territorial societies in the District of Columbia and the National Conference of State Societies. 

c) to represent the State of Alaska in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, other national and international activities involving the State and Territorial Societies, and inaugural events.

d) to maintain recognition as a State Society by the National Conference of State Societies by upholding and maintaining the purposes, objectives and integrity, and complying with the membership requirements, of the National Conference of State Societies.


The Alaska State Society is 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan organization with a social, civic, and support mission, serving an active membership of more than 300 Alaskans and friends of Alaska living in the Washington, DC area. The Society is an affiliate of the National Conference of State Societies.  

Become a Member, Advertise your Event

For questions about membership, or to let us know about an Alaska-in-DC event, email us at alaskastatesociety@gmail.com

What we do

The Society hosts an Inaugural Gala every four years, an annual Anchorage vs. The-Rest-of-Alaska softball game and picnic, regular Taste of Alaska get-togethers, and a variety of other Alaska-themed events. 

Stay Connected

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram (@AlaskaStateSociety), Join our group on LinkedIn, and keep up with us here on our website!

Meet the Board

President: Andrew Parks

Vice President: Dottie Ochoa

Congressional Liaisons: Liz Banicki (Sen. Sullivan), Tonya Parish (Sen. Murkowski), Truman Reed (Rep. Young)

Event Coordinator: Allie McDonnell

New Member Co-Chairs:  Jesse Oney & Bre Klayum

Fundraising Chair: Alexandra Webb

Social Co-Chairs: Devin O’Brien & Kensey Finnegan

Communications Co-Chairs: Carly Besh & Nate Adams

Philanthropy Chair: Anna Dietderich

University Liaison: Isabella Jameson

Board Advisors: Cam Toohey & Michelle Toohey

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