GVEA’s 2020 Board Election Results

  • District 1: Incumbent David Messier was reelected over challenger Aren Gunderson. Of the 6,405 ballots mailed, 1,272 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 20% return. Here’s the breakdown:
    • Aren Gunderson: 456 votes / 36%
    • David Messier: 814 votes / 64%
  • District 2: Tom DeLong, incumbent, was reelected over challengers Savanah Fletcher and Heidi Titchenal. Of the 6,346 ballots mailed, 1,277 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 20% return. Here’s the breakdown:
    • Tom DeLong: 688 votes / 54%
    • Savanah Fletcher: 403 votes / 32%
    • Heidi Titchenal: 183 votes / 14%
  • District 3: This was an open seat with no incumbent running, and Rick Solie won over Alison Carter. Of the 6,485 ballots mailed, 1,205 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 19% return. Here’s the breakdown:
    • Alison Carter: 563 votes / 47%
    • Rick Solie: 638 votes / 53%

Of the valid ballots cast, 66% were paper ballots and 34% were online ballots. GVEA’s bylaws state that a minimum of 10% return of valid ballots of the total membership of each voting district is required. Next year, directors for District 4 (Gary Newman) and District 7 (Bill Nordmark) will be up for election.

(Posted on GVEA's blog on 6/11/20.)

Good¢ents Grants Awarded in May 2020

  • Fairbanks Resource Agency: $8,000 grant to be applied towards their Assistive Technology Project.
  • Nenana Tortella Council on Aging: $8,000 grant to assist with urgent needs brought on from the COVID-19 pandemic.

All grants from the Good¢ents Foundation are awarded to nonprofit organizations within GVEA’s service area. Applications are reviewed quarterly in February, May, August and November by a volunteer board of trustees. The next application deadline is July 31, 2020. Applications and more information about the program can be found online here.

Good¢ents is funded by the generous members of Golden Valley Electric Association. Since the program began in 2011, GVEA members have funded grants totaling $1,133,562.

Thank you to all of the members who voluntarily “round up” their monthly billing statement to the next dollar. The cents you contribute is greatly appreciated and really makes a difference within the communities GVEA serves. 

(Posted on GVEA's blog on 6/2/20.)

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