About the Member Advisory Committee

mac uaftourHave 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 co-op committees such as district nominating committees, the annual meeting committee, bylaw review committee and the election committee.

MAC members meet monthly and serve three-year terms. They receive $45 per meeting and $0.56 per mile for travel.

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

Interested in joining the MAC?

Get Involved - Join the Member Advisory Committee


MAC members 

District 1: Nancy Hummel David Pelunis-Messier Robert Marcinkowski
District 2: Heidi Titchenal Lorna Shaw Gale Vick
District 3: David Bates Lisa Herbert Roger Kermes
District 4: Ruth Knapman Gary Pedretty Brittnie Welsh
District 5: Van Baart Gregory Garrels Raven Riddle
District 6: Daniel Beck James Carter Whit Hicks
District 7: Terry Hinman  Ryan Jusczak  Lorrie Terry



MAC Meetings

MAC meetings are usually 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.

If the temperature at 9:00 a.m. 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.

2014 Meeting Dates

  • Recess - No January meeting
  • Recess - No February meeting
  • March 12 Minutes
  • April 30 - Annual Members' Meeting at Carlson Center
  • May 14 Minutes
  • June 11 No regular meeting
  • July 9 Minutes
  • August 13
  • Recess - No September meeting
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10


Here's what current MAC members are saying:

"The thing I’ve been most impressed with is the accessibility of the GVEA administration and the highly professional and informative monthly presentations. The experience is enhanced by the diverse contributions of all the members of the MAC.” Derek Miller, MAC member

"This is a stressful time for energy consumers in the Alaska Interior, and difficult choices must be made. Being able to be a part of such a wonderful committee such as the Member Advisory Committee at GVEA makes us feel a part of the discussion and keeps us informed." Renee Staley, MAC Member

"The monthly meetings and presentations share in depth insight into the decision making process for the operation and the direction of our electric co-op. MAC member input is also allowed into that process. The MAC is a great way to get involved and informed about how electricity is generated and delivered to our homes in Fairbanks." Bob Whaley, MAC member

2012 Meeting Dates

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • April 25 - Annual Members' Meeting at Carlson Center
  • May 16
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 15
  • Recess - No Sept meeting
  • Recess - No Oct meeting
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • 2013 Meeting Dates

    2013 Meeting Dates