Utuktauraq Ely Cyrus

Chair, Kiana

    Utuktauraq Ely Cyrus is a director from Kiana who has served on the NANA board since 2021. He previously served on the board from 2014 to 2020. He was elected board chair in 2022.

    In addition to his NANA board duties, Utuktauraq owns Kobuk Valley Firearms and is the administrator for the City of Kiana.

    Utuktauraq currently serves as member of the Northwest Arctic Leadership Team, the State of Alaska Local Boundary Commission and the Marijuana Control Board.

    Utuktauraq previously served as president of the Kiana Traditional Council and City of Kiana president, vice mayor and council member. He was a member of the Northwest Arctic Borough Public Safety Commission, the State of Alaska Big Game Commercial Services board, the Northwest Arctic Borough Economic Development Commission and the Kiana Planning Commission. He was a volunteer on the Kiana search and rescue team.

    Board committee assignments:
    Red Dog management; article VIII – 4