Peter Evon

Y-K Delta Villages

Peter “Suuk’aq” Evon is a proud Tribal Member of Akiachak Native Community, Board Director for village corporation Akiachak Limited, and a shareholder of village corporation Qaniirtuq Inc. (Quinhagak) and regional corporation Calista Corp. Peter was born in Bethel and raised in Akiachak by his parents Harry and Minnie Evon, before graduating high school and moving on to post-secondary education at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and University of Alaska Anchorage studying Business Administration. Peter has five children with his spouse Katherine Evon also from Akiachak.

Peter is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority (AVCP RHA) headquartered in Bethel on the Kuskokwim River of southwest Alaska. AVCP RHA is the Tribally-Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) for 52 Federally-Recognized Tribes in 48 communities throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA). Peter’s previous professional history also includes leadership positions as Executive Director of the Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC – Bethel) and the Kenaitze Indian Tribe (Kenai); Chief Operating Officer and Loan Officer for AVCP RHA; Environmental Director for Akiachak Native Community; and Branch Manager for Wells Fargo Bank in Bethel and King Salmon, respectively.

This is Peter’s first term as the Y-K Delta Villages representative for AFN, and he is committed to working with the rest of the AFN Board, AFN Administration, and our region Tribes and Village Corporations to fulfill our advocacy priorities and initiatives that continue to impact our People daily.