2018 Board Elections

Following the three-year-term election cycle, the Board seats for Districts 4 and 7 will be up for election in the spring of 2018.

To prepare for this election process, GVEA has formed two Nominiating Committees. The District 4 and District 7 Nominating Committees are seeking members from their respective district to consider running for a seat on the GVEA Board. (Reference your billing statement if you don't know which district your service is in.)

Are you interested in applying for the board, or do you know someone who is?

  • District 4 Nominating Committee
  • Mary Galvan, 687-6358
  • Ronald Gebhart, 457-1886
  • Ryan Johnson, 322-3550
  • Gary Pedretty, chair, 474-9334, gary@ravnalaska.net
  • Richard Reem, 452-3240
  • Susan Sprinkle, 452-4166


  • District 7 Nominating Committee
  • Terry Hinman, chair, 907-683-2434, hinman@mtaonline.net
  • John Kelleher, 907-888-8173
  • Wayne Valcq, 907-683-1225


Dates to be aware of:

  • Deadline for candidates seeking nomination by committee:  Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Deadline for candidates nominated by petition:  Wednesday. March 14, 2018


 Instructions & Director Application Materials:

 Additional Information:

 The Election Processnominatingcommitteehandbook

The Board of Director Nomination & Election Process Handbook is downloadable. It contains information on the qualifications for directors, as well as the processes of being nominated, running by petition and campaigning.

Nominating Committee Handbook







District Descriptions

District 1

Includes the Railroad Industrial Area of Well Street and Phillips Field Road south of the Johansen Expressway to the Chena River, Graehl Subdivision to Hamilton Avenue and north of Adak Avenue. Headng north out of Fairbanks, the general area west of the Steese Highway, including Fox, Chatanika, Haystack, Elliot Highway, Farmers Loop, Goldstream, Murphy Dome and Sheep Creek Roads, the University of Alaska and College Road north of Noyes Slough.

District 2

Includes the general area south of College Road, south of Noyes Slough and north of the Chena River, Danby Street, Aurora Subdivision, Geist Road, University West, Chena Ridge, Goldhill Road, Ester and the Parks Highway.

District 3

Includes the area south of the Chena Small Tracks and east of Chena Pump to Rosie Creek. West side of Fairbanks south of the Chena River, west of Wien Street and 10th Avenue, south of Smythe Street and 9th Avenue and west of Turner Street. The Van Horn Industrial Area and Richardson Highway up to the west side of Woll, Nordale and Keeney Roads.

District 4

Includes downtown Fairbanks, north of Wien Street and 10th Avenue to the Chena River. The subdivisions of Island Homes, Hamilton Acres, Shannon Park and Birchwood Homes. All areas east of the Steese Hightay, heading north out of Fairbanks, including Chena Hot Springs Road. Also, the Secluded Acres Subdivision east of Ft. Wainwright and north of the Chena River.

District 5

Includes the area of North Pole, the Richardson Highway, east side of Woll Road, Nordale and Keeney Roads, Moose Creek, Eielson and south to the Salcha River.

District 6

Includes Delta Junction, Fort Greely and all areas south of the Salcha River, including Harding and Birch Lakes.

District 7

Includes the areas of Nenana, Clear, Anderson, Healy, McKinley Village and Cantwell.

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