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2022 Board Elections

Voting Now Open for GVEA Board of Directors Election in District 6!

Voting for the Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) board of directors is now open for members living in GVEA District 6. District 6 includes Delta Junction, Fort Greely and all areas south of the Salcha River, including Harding and Birch Lakes.

Election packets were mailed to all members in District 6 on May 13, 2022, and e-voting is now open. Ballots must be returned and e-votes submitted by 5 p.m., June 7, 2022. The election results will be shared publicly June 9, 2022.

The District 6 candidates up for election are Peter Hallgren and Eileen Williams, both nominated by committee, and Fred Sheen who is nominated by petition.

District 6 Candidates Nominated By Committee

    Eileen Williams

    Primary residence: 2221 Tanana Loop Extension

    Phone: (907) 803-0162

    Email: eileen@coppercurrent.com

    Years in Alaska: 12

    Bio

    Peter Hallgren

    Primary residence: 1699 Harper Ave.

    Phone: (907) 388-3770

    Email: phallgren@fastimap.com

    Years in Alaska: 50

    Bio

    District 6 Candidate Nominated By Petition

    Fred Sheen

    Primary residence: 2397 Sandland Drive

    Phone: (907) 978-5314

    Email: sheen.fred04@gmail.com

    Years in Alaska: 37

    Bio

    District 5 Candidates Nominated By Committee

      Chris Bunch (incumbent)

      Primary residence: 2531 River Park Drive

      Phone: (907) 590-0420

      Email: cbunch@tci-construction.com

      Years in Alaska: 34

      Bio

      **NOTE: Candidate Russell Grieve withdrew from the

      election on April 12, 2022. 

      Originally, District 5 and 6 were both up for election this year. However, with one candidate running unopposed in District 5, the District 5 election was canceled. Per GVEA Policy, “[f]or the financial best interest of GVEA and its membership, if the deadlines have passed for nominations, by committee and petition, and there is only one qualified candidate seeking election, no election will be held provided that the board appoints that candidate pursuant to GVEA’s Bylaws….”

      Consistent with this policy and in an effort to avoid wasting member money on an election where only one candidate would appear on the ballot, the board reappointed Chris Bunch, as District 5 Director. Chris’ appointment will be effective June 28, 2022, the date the election results for District 5 would have been certified had Chris Bunch appeared on the ballot.

      2022 Election Timeline

      • December 2021: Nominating Committees formed for districts 5 and 6
      • January 19, 2022: Application deadline for candidates seeking nomination by committee
      • February 25, 2022: Candidates nominated by committee posted on GVEA website
      • March 7, 2022 at 9 am: Application deadline for candidates seeking nomination by petition
      • April 15, 2022: Date of record for election ballots (individuals in districts 5 and 6 must have GVEA membership by this date to vote in the 2022 election)
      • May 5, 2022: Annual Meeting held virtually
      • May 13, 2022: Ballots mailed and online voting opens
      • June 7, 2022 at 5 pm: Deadline for ballots to be returned and online voting closes
      • June 9, 2022: Election committee gathers to tally ballots and certify election results

      Additional Information:

      The Election Process

      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 

      Instructions & Director Application Materials:

      District Maps

      District 1 Map
      Includes the railroad industrial area, which includes Well St and Phillips Field Rd south of the Johansen Expy to the Chena River; Graehl Subd to Hamilton Ave and north of Adak Ave; heading north out of Fairbanks, the general area west of the Steese Hwy, including Fox, Chatanika, Haystack and Elliot Hwy; Farmers Loop, Goldstream, Murphy Dome and Sheep Creek Roads; the University of Alaska; College Rd and north of Noyes Slough, excluding Lemeta Subd. south of College Rd.

      District 2 Map
      Includes Lemeta Subd; the general area south of Noyes Slough and north of the Chena River; Doyon Estates; Danby Street; Aurora Subd, Geist Rd; University West; Chena Ridge; Goldhill Rd; Ester; and the Parks Hwy south to Mile 343.

      District 3 Map
      Includes the area south of the Chena Small Tracks and east of Chena Pump to Rosie Creek; the west side of Fairbanks, south of the Chena River, west of Peger Rd. and south of Airport Way; north of Richardson Hwy to Woll Rd; and south of the Chena River and Chena Slough over to Nordale Rd; and Richardson Hwy west of Mile 352.

      District 4 Map
      Includes downtown Fairbanks, north of Airport Way and east of Peger Rd up to the Chena River; the subdivisions of Island Homes, Hamilton Acres, Shannon Park and Birchwood Homes; all areas east of the Steese Hwy heading north out of Fairbanks and south of Goldstream Rd, including Chena Hot Springs Rd; also Secluded Acres Subd, located east of Ft. Wainwright and north of the Chena River.

      District 5 Map
      Includes the area of North Pole; the Richardson Hwy from Mile 352 and the east side of Woll Rd; Nordale Rd; the area north of Chena Slough; Moose Creek; Eielson; and south to the Salcha River.

      District 6 Map
      Includes Delta Junction, Fort Greely and all areas south of the Salcha River, including Harding and Birch Lakes.

      District 7 Map
      Includes the areas of Nenana, Clear, Anderson, Healy, McKinley Village and Cantwell.