About the Member Advisory Committee

IMG 1830 web lgHave you ever wondered:

  • Why is electricity so expensive in Interior Alaska?
  • Where does our power come from?
  • What exactly does "cooperative" mean?
  • What goes into coordinating GVEA's annual membership meeting?

Then you should consider joining GVEA's Member Advisory Committee (MAC). Serving on the MAC is a great way to get involved, find out more about your co-op and provide valuable feedback.

The MAC is made up of three members from each of GVEA's seven geographic districts. MAC members:

  • Serve three-year terms (beginning in October)
  • Meet monthly (typically on the second Tuesday of each month), with each meeting lasting about 90 minutes
  • Receives $45 per meeting, plus standard mileage rates for roundtrip travel

MAC members are also asked to serve on various committees (e.g. district nominating, annual meeting, bylaw review and election).

All GVEA members (except employees) are eligible to serve.


Interested in joining the MAC?

  • Solicitation for new MAC members occurs each year during June and July. 
  • Applications for new MAC members are reviewed and selected by current MAC members.
  • The current term year begins each October.
  • Questions? Contact the Public Relations Section at 452-1151 or pr@gvea.com.
  • Download an application by clicking here.
    • Deadline for Submitting Application:  July 31, 2017


Get Involved - Join the Member Advisory Committee

 Current MAC Members: 

District 1: Nancy Hummel Peter Van Flein Gary Woody  
District 2: Heidi Titchenal LJ Evans Hollis Hall Roger Kermes
District 3: Alison Carter Paul Tritt, Jr. (vacant)  
District 4: David Forstrom Andrew McDonnell Brittnie Welsh  
District 5: Lourdes Petty Enlow Walker (vacant)  
District 6: Audrey Brown James Carter Lynnmarie Braddock  
District 7: Terry Hinman Ryan Jusczak (vacant)  


MAC Meetings

MAC meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at GVEA's headquarters on Illinois Street. All members are welcome to attend.

Note:  If the temperature at 9am on the morning of a MAC meeting is -40 degrees or colder at the Fairbanks International Airport (458-3745 ext. 1113), the meeting will be cancelled.

2017 Meeting Dates

  • January 11 - Agenda Minutes
  • February 8 - Agenda Minutes
  • March 8 - Agenda Minutes
  • April 12 - Agenda 
  • May 4 - Working the GVEA Annual Mtg in lieu of regular MAC mtg
  • June 15 - Working the GVEA Ballot Count in lieu of regular MAC mtg
  • July 12 - Tour of GVEA facility may take place in lieu of regular MAC mtg
  • August 9
  • September - Recess; no MAC mtg
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

Community Solar Project - Reference Materials

  • NWPPA's Bulletin Cover Story on Community Solar (June 2015)
  • NWPPA's Bulletin Article on Mason PUD's (WA) Community Solar (Nov 2015)
  • PowerLines Article on Renewable Distributed Generation (April 2016)
  • Ruralite Article on Wind (March 2016)
  • CityLab's Article on Fixing Solar Power's Inequity Problem (March 2016)
  • Article on Big Solar is Heading for Boom Times in the US (March 2016)
  • NWPPA's Bulletin Article: Flathead Electric Co-op's Community Solar Project (May 2016)
  • NWPPA's Bulletin Article: Cowlitz PUD's (WA) Educational Opportunity (May 2016)
  • NWPPA's Bulletin Article: Various WA Utilities Launching Community Solar Projects (May 2016)
  • NWPPA's Bulletin Article: Ravalli Electric Co-op's (MT) Community Solar Project (July 2016)
  • Electric Co-op Today Article: Renewables Key Today and Tomorow (July 2016
  • Electric Co-op Today Article: Co-ops Prominent on Solar Energy Top 10 List (Aug 2016)
  • FoxNews.com Article: Nevada Starts to Pull the Plug on Solar Subsidies (Aug 2016)
  • Electric Co-op Today Article: East Kentucky Power Boosting Landfill Production (Aug 2016)
  • Electric Co-op Today Article: Co-op Solar for Lower-Income Members (Aug 2016)
  • Electric Co-op Today Article: Members Like Solar; Does Your Co-op? (Sep 2016)
  • Electric Co-op Today Article: Where Members Stand on Environmental Issues (Sep 2016)
  • NWPPA's Bulletin Article:  Rancho Seco (CA) Powers Up Solar Plant (Nov 2016)
  • NWPPA's Bulletin Article:  PenLight (WA) Celebrates Community Solar Project (Nov 2016)
  • NWPPA's Bulletin Article: NLI (ID) Breaks Ground on Community Solar Project (Jan 2017)
  • NRECA Article:  Solar and Storage for American Samoa (Jan 2017)
  • NRECA Article:  Energy Storage in an Unusual Spot (Jan 2017)
  • Electric Co-op Today Article: Wal-Mart Renewables and Co-ops (Feb 2017)
  • Ohio Cooperative Living (Mar 2017)
  • NRECA Article:  EIA:  Solar Growth Ahead (Mar 2017)
  • NRECA Article:  Cooperative Solar Skyrockets (Mar 2017)



2016 MAC Mtg Minutes

2015 MAC Mtg Minutes

Payment Options

Now More Ways to Pay Your Bill:

  • Online ... GV E-Bill
  • Mobile App - NEW
  • Automated Phone System
  • More...

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