Bethel, Alaska’s newest city council woman is a part-time gamer.

The board game is called “Settlers of Catan,” and it’s little wonder Tiffany Zulkosky and her pals make time to play it when social calendars allow.

But as she gets more involved in real-life public service and the political scene of Bethel and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Zulkosky will likely count on game-night cunning and the exuberance of youth to benefit the region she loves.