State Leads Sam Cotten Department of Fish & Game http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=home.main Sam Cotten is the Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game. Sam previously represented Eagle River as a legislator in the Alaska House of Representatives, where he served as Speaker of the House and Chairman of the House Finance and Resource Committees. Return to the Climate Change leadership page. The Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott. The Secretariat for the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team is the Institute of the North. More information about the team and climate resources can be found here.