Policies and Procedures
Board Travel Policy
The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, a 501c(3) non-profit corporation, recognizes that salmon rehabilitation and enhancement affects many diverse interest groups throughout the Cook Inlet drainage and acknowledges the valuable and important contribution these interest groups make by serving on the Association’s volunteer Board of Directors. The Association welcomes active participation in the Board process and encourages interest groups to financially assist their representatives in attending CIAA Board meetings. In the event travel reimbursement is not available from the interest group, CIAA may reimburse transportation expenses under the following guidelines.
- Board members eligible for reimbursement must reside within the Cook Inlet drainage as defined by the Association’s boundaries and must travel at least 125 miles one way by road from their home to attend Board meetings.
- Reimbursement will be for transportation expenses only.
- Reimbursement will be based on commercial air transportation and/or personal automobile mileage, whichever is less.
- Reimbursement for commercial air transportation will be the cost of a commercial ticket as calculated from the commercial airport nearest the Board member’s home.
- Reimbursement for automobile mileage will be at a rate of $0.45 per mile or the applicable federal rate as calculated from the Board member’s home.
- A reimbursement request must be submitted on a form provided by CIAA within 30 days of completion of the travel.