GVEA Board Appoints Brad Benson to Vacant District 7 Seat

At last night’s regular monthly board meeting, Golden Valley Electric Association’s (GVEA) Board of Directors appointed Healy resident Brad Benson to fill District 7’s vacant seat. The vacancy was created when Bill Nordmark stepped down after 25 years of service to GVEA members.

“As a resident and business owner, Brad is committed to the residents of District 7,” said GVEA Board Chair Tom DeLong. “Through his involvement with GVEA’s Member Advisory Committee, and as a District 7 board candidate in 2018, Brad understands the challenges GVEA faces to provide reliable energy at fair and reasonable prices. Brad will represent Interior residents well as we continue to explore innovative energy solutions.”

Benson is an avid outdoorsman who operates several tourism businesses in the Denali Park area. He is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Benson’s District 7 appointment will fulfill the remainder of Nordmark’s term, which expires June 2021. The board seats for Districts 4 and 7 will be up for election this coming spring.

District 7 runs along the Parks Highway from mile 330, near Skinny Dick’s Halfway Inn, to mile 210 at Cantwell.

For more information about the GVEA Board of Directors, visit: www.gvea.com/inside/directors.

(Posted on GVEA's blog on 092920.)

GVEA Board Seeks Candidates to Fill District 7 Vacancy

Following the resignation of Bill Nordmark, Golden Valley Electric Association’s (GVEA) Board of Directors will be filling the vacant District 7 board seat. The process begins with the recruitment of interested members whose membership account is in District 7.

District 7 runs along the Parks Highway from mile 330, near Skinny’s Halfway Inn, to mile 210 at Cantwell. A map of District 7 is available on the GVEA website, at this link.

GVEA’s service area is divided into seven geographic districts, with one director elected from each district. Members elect directors to three-year terms. Elections take place annually between May and June with no more than three directors elected in any year.

“Members in Districts 4 and 7 will vote for their respective board representative next spring, but seating of those directors will not take place until late June,” explained GVEA Board Chair Tom DeLong. “That is too long to go without representation for District 7. Following GVEA Bylaws, the board will recruit and then appoint a new District 7 director this fall to complete the remainder of Nordmark’s term.”

“Directors are responsible for representing our member-owners as they manage GVEA. This is a multimillion dollar business with assets of nearly $745 million and an annual operating revenue exceeding $240 million,” said DeLong. “Serving on GVEA’s board is a commitment to your community. A dedicated director can expect to spend the equivalent of at least 40 days a year on GVEA business.”

Nordmark resigned in July after serving District 7 for 25 years. His last meeting will be Aug. 24.

Members of District 7 who are interested in applying should contact Susan Redlin at (907) 458-5721 or SKRedlin@gvea.com for an application packet.

Note: To be redirected to the "District 7 Vacancy" webpage (where you'll have access to the various items that are included in a Board Application Packet), click here.

(Posted on GVEA's blog on 081920.)

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