GVEA Districts 1, 2 & 3 Are Up for Election

Democratic Member Control is one of the 7 Cooperative Principles on which GVEA was founded.

Each year, Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) members elect 2 or 3 members to serve on the board of directors through a formal democratic voting process. The term of office for each of the 7 directors is 3 years and expires on a staggered basis. This year, districts 1, 2 and 3 are up for election.

Mark your calendars with the upcoming dates.

For anyone with an interest in running for GVEA’s board of directors:

  • January 18, 2023 by 5 p.m. – Deadline to submit application to be considered for nomination by your district’s Nominating Committee
  • March 1, 2023 by 9 a.m. – Deadline to submit applications by petition For all GVEA members:
  • February 17, 2023 – Candidates nominated by committee will be posted on GVEA’s elections website
  • March 1, 2023 – Candidates nominated by petition will be posted on GVEA’s elections website
  • April 27, 2023 – Annual Members’ Meeting at Hering Auditorium
  • May 5, 2023 – Election ballots are mailed and online voting opens
  • June 6, 2023 – 5 p.m. deadline for ballots to be returned and online voting closes

Following the voting process, the election results will be certified by the Election Committee then accepted by the Board of Directors.

All information regarding the elections can be found at www.gvea.com/elections and any questions regarding the process can be emailed to Public Relations.

District Descriptions

District 1

Includes the railroad industrial area, which includes 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; heading north out of Fairbanks, the general area west of the Steese Highway, including Fox, Chatanika, Haystack and Elliot Highway; Farmers Loop, Goldstream, Murphy Dome and Sheep Creek Roads; the University of Alaska; College Road and north of Noyes Slough, excluding Lemeta Subdivisions south of College Road.

District 2

Includes Lemeta Subdivision; the general area south of Noyes Slough and north of the Chena River; Doyon Estates; Danby Street; Aurora Subdivision, Geist Road; University West; Chena Ridge; Goldhill Road; Ester; and the Parks Highway south to Mile 343.

District 3

Includes the area south of Chena Small Tracks and east of Chena Pump to Rosie Creek; the west side of Fairbanks, south of the Chena River, west of Peger Road and south of Airport Way; north of the Richardson Highway to Woll Road; and south of the Chena River and Chena Slough over to Nordale Road; and Richardson Highway west of Mile 352.

Maps of each district are available on our Elections page.

It's All Online

Interested in becoming a board candidate or interested in the nomination process in general? Our Board of Director Nominating and Election Process Handbook contains information on the qualifications for directors as well as the processes to be nominated, running by petition and campaigning. Access the handbook on our Elections page.