2017 Board Election Results

Following the three-year-term election cycle, the Board seats for Districts 1, 2 and 3 were up for election this year. 

  • District 1In a close election, David Messier won over incumbent Aren Gunderson.
    • Of the 6,177 ballots mailed on May 12, 2017, 891 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 15% return. Here’s the breakdown:
      • Aren Gunderson:  435 votes / 49%
      • David Messier:  456 votes / 51%
    • Of the valid ballots received, 26% were cast electronically.
    • GVEA’s bylaws state that a minimum of 10% return of valid ballots of the total membership of each voting district is required.
     
  • Districts 2 and 3Tom Delong and Rick Schikora, respectively, both ran unopposed and were each appointed by the board to serve another 3-year term.

 

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District Descriptions

District 1

Includes the Railroad Industrial Area of Well Street and Phillips Field Road south of the Johansen Expressway to the Chena River, Graehl Subdivision to Hamilton Avenue and north of Adak Avenue. Headng north out of Fairbanks, the general area west of the Steese Highway, including Fox, Chatanika, Haystack, Elliot Highway, Farmers Loop, Goldstream, Murphy Dome and Sheep Creek Roads, the University of Alaska and College Road north of Noyes Slough.

District 2

Includes the general area south of College Road, south of Noyes Slough and north of the Chena River, Danby Street, Aurora Subdivision, Geist Road, University West, Chena Ridge, Goldhill Road, Ester and the Parks Highway.

District 3

Includes the area south of the Chena Small Tracks and east of Chena Pump to Rosie Creek. West side of Fairbanks south of the Chena River, west of Wien Street and 10th Avenue, south of Smythe Street and 9th Avenue and west of Turner Street. The Van Horn Industrial Area and Richardson Highway up to the west side of Woll, Nordale and Keeney Roads.

District 4

Includes downtown Fairbanks, north of Wien Street and 10th Avenue to the Chena River. The subdivisions of Island Homes, Hamilton Acres, Shannon Park and Birchwood Homes. All areas east of the Steese Hightay, heading north out of Fairbanks, including Chena Hot Springs Road. Also, the Secluded Acres Subdivision east of Ft. Wainwright and north of the Chena River.

District 5

Includes the area of North Pole, the Richardson Highway, east side of Woll Road, Nordale and Keeney Roads, Moose Creek, Eielson and south to the Salcha River.

District 6

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

District 7

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

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