Director for District 1
David Messier moved to the Interior in 2009 and lives off Farmers Loop in a home that he designed and built. He currently works as the Rural Energy Coordinator for Tanana Chiefs Conference and has been helping rural Alaskan communities and small utilities on projects aimed at addressing and reducing the high cost of energy for over a decade. Dave serves on the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) Board of Directors and on the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) Advisory Committee, as well as other state and federal energy working groups. He enjoys hunting, fishing and skiing. Dave and his wife, Heidi, have two young children. He’s passionate about working to reduce the high cost of energy for residents of Alaska’s interior. Dave began his second term on the board in 2020 and currently serves as Treasurer.
District 1 seat will be next up for election in 2023.