Ernie Weiss is the Natural Resources Director at the Aleutians East Borough. He is responsible for maximizing benefits to the borough and its residents from the presence, development, use and renewal of natural resource within and affecting the Borough. Weiss is also the current chair of the Advisory Panel to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Prior, he was the Community Development Coordinator for wind energy grants for Cold Bay, False Pass & Nelson Lagoon. Weiss also supported a collaborative grant proposal through Aleutian Pribilof Island Association for a False Pass tidal power plant. Before that, he was working for the City of King Cove Electrical Department running and maintaining the hydroelectric plant. In 2006, Weiss was elected Mayor of King Cove and stayed involved in the diesel/hydro-electric system as much as possible. In his free time Weiss likes to play the trombone, as music has always been one of his passions.