Ex-Officio Members Reggie Joule Kotzebue Reginald (“Reggie”) Joule is a former state legislator in the Alaska House of Representatives and former Mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, as well as a member of the UK-based Polar Research and Policy Initiative. While serving as Mayor, Reggie was appointed by President Obama to the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. 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.