Exodus from troubled Alaska Human Rights Commission board


It’s a board that is often fraught with controversy; like a perennial in summer, there’s drama blooming on the Alaska Human Rights Commission.

Board Chair Debbie Fullenwider is no longer listed on the state’s directory. She has quit.

Also not on the board is Vice Chair Betsy Engle, whose name was gone from the directory Wednesday morning. And missing from the list is Human Rights Commissioner Cynthia Erickson. In the span of 48 hours, three of the seven commissioners have appeared to have resigned. A fourth is said to be also considering leaving.

The apparent conflict, Must Read Alaska has learned, is over the management of the professional staff

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