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Chugach Electric Appoints Member Advisory Council

Jan 7, 2022 | Energy, News

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The Chugach Electric Association board of directors appointed fifteen community members to serve on a Member Advisory Council (MAC).

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The MAC is designed to advise the board as an ad hoc committee on a variety of topics, including how to get more engagement from Chugach members, identifying candidates for board seats and election committees, and providing input on emerging issues facing the electric industry.

“We are looking forward to the ideas and energy the MAC committee members will bring,” says Chugach Board Chair Rachel Morse. “As a larger, integrated, member-owned cooperative, weare continually striving to engage better with our members and identify ways we can better serve them.”

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The appointees to the MAC are Chugach members from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Wynne Auld, project manager, GCI
  • Carl Berger, retired executive director, Lower Kuskokwim Economic Development Council
  • Nathaniel Betz, director of community programs, Coastal Villages Region Fund
  • Ryan Buchholdt, budget director, UAA
  • Esther Cox, retired educator
  • Christopher Dillon, engineering manager, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Patrick Flynn, owner and principal of PF Solutions and former Anchorage Assembly member
  • Jay Hermanson, general manager, Kuna Engineering
  • Ashley Johnson, project manager, Providence Alaska Medical Center
  • Kathi Johnson, realtor, Jack White Real Estate
  • Leslie “Fritz” Krusen, III, retired engineer
  • Louise Lazur, retired businesswoman
  • Mitchell Roth, retired University of Alaska professor
  • Charles Scantlebury, journeyman wireman, ALCAN Electric
  • Bernie Smith, retired engineer and project manager

The MAC members were appointed after several months of advertising for interested candidates on the Chugach website, in the Outlet newsletter, and in the Anchorage Daily News. The members will serve a one-year term. The first meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2022, at the Chugach South Campus headquarters building.

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