About the Member Advisory Committee

IMG 0884 WEBHave you ever wondered:

  • Why is electricity so expensive?
  • If we have the most powerful battery back up system, why does the power still go out?
  • Who decides which directors are on our ballots each year?
  • What's GVEA's perspective on hydropower?

Participating on the MAC is an opportunity to find out more about your electric co-op and to provide valuable feedback.

The MAC is made up of three members from each of GVEA's seven geographic districts. MAC members serve on a variety of co-op committees (e.g. district nominating, annual meeting, bylaw review and the election committee).

MAC members meet monthly and serve three-year terms. They receive $45 per meeting, plus standard mileage rates for travel.

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

Interested in joining the MAC?

  • MAC members meet monthly and serve three-year terms.
  • Solicitation for new MAC members occurs each year during July and August. 
  • Applications for new MAC members are reviewed and selected by current MAC members.
  • The current term year begins each October.
  • Questions? Contact us at 452-1151 or pr@gvea.com.
  • Download an application by clicking here.
    • Deadline for Submitting Application:  August 31, 2016

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: Gregory Garrels Lourdes Petty Enlow Walker  
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
  • April 12
  • 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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