On the evening of May 2, 2019, GVEA hosted 493 people at their Annual Members’ Meeting. Fairbanks drew a crowd of 449 at Lathrop High School’s Hering Auditorium. This was...
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- Board Member
Gary Newman was elected in June 2015 and has lived in Fairbanks since 1972. He and his wife, a life-long Alaskan, have two grown sons. Gary has had several professions: telecommunications and PBX systems installer; energy auditor; and weatherization, housing and facilities manager for Tanana Chiefs Conference; and computer and network systems administrator at UAF. He has been an active member of GVEA for decades. Gary previously served on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Platting Board and Planning Commission and currently serves on a number of local non-profit boards. Playing Celtic-style music is a hobby of Gary's. He also assists his wife with the development of Koponen Homestead, a residential and recreational community on Chena Ridge. Gary hopes his efforts on the GVEA board will encourage more member-owner engagement.
District 4 seat will be up for election in 2018.