Utuktauraq Ely Cyrus

Chair, Kiana

    Utuktauraq Ely Cyrus serves as a director from Kiana who was elected to the NANA board in 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, Cyrus owns Kobuk Valley Firearms and is the administrator for the City of Kiana.

    He currently serves on the State of Alaska Local Boundary Commission and the Marijuana Control Board. He served on the Big Game Commercial Services Board from 2020-2021. 

    Cyrus previously served as president of the Kiana Traditional Council, president and vice mayor for the City of Kiana and as a member of the Northwest Arctic Borough’s Public Safety Commission.

    Board committee assignments:

    Budget, audit and finance; Red Dog management; article VIII – 4