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Alan Sorum

Valdez, Alaska, United States


I am highly involved in the promotion of boating safety and marine environmental protection.

Currently I am Director of Ports and Harbors for the City of Valdez, Alaska operating facilities that accommodate hundreds of recreational, commercial and cargo vessels each year. Some of my relevant qualifications include certification by the International Marina Institute as a Marina Manager, State of Alaska Boating Safety Instructor and US Coast Guard Auxiliary Qualified Instructor. Professionally I am the Immediate Past President of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, a member of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association Board of Directors, a member of the National Harbormasters Association Board of Directors and Vice-Chairman of the Prince William Sound Area Marine Security Committee.

Interests: Boating, Marine Safety, Harbor Operation, Alaska Historic Fiction

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Northern Harbors & Small Ports: Operation and Maintenance