Member Advisory Council
The Chugach Electric Assoc. Bylaws provide that the Board of Directors (Board) may create and establish a Member Advisory Council (MAC) to advise the Board as an ad hoc committee (Article XIV, Advisory Council, Section 1, Member Advisory Council). When appointing the MAC, the Board is to select members from different sections of the service area of the Association so as to insure equitable representation (Art. XIV, Sec. 2).
The MAC is a means for members of the Association to advise the Board on topics requested by the Board in a scope of work and to otherwise serve as a sounding board for the Board in the evaluation of issues which affect the members (Board Policy 601). The Policy provides that the Counsel is limited to a total of 15 members that meet certain qualifications referenced in the Bylaws and have an interest in serving as a Council member to advise the Board on those matters assigned to it and must be available to participate in scheduled Council meetings.
Wanted: Members for Member Advisory Council
The Chugach Board of Directors is looking for volunteers to serve on a Member Advisory Council (MAC). The MAC would advise the board as an ad hoc committee on issues impacting the member-owned cooperative.
MAC volunteers would be asked to discuss and provide feedback on what members are hearing and understanding about the potential acquisition of Municipal Light & Power by Chugach. If the acquisition is approved, the MAC will also help connect new Chugach members to the governance structure of a member-owned cooperative.
Additionally, board members see the MAC as a way to assist in providing a pathway for interested members to become involved in their cooperative, learn about issues the board and management are considering, and how the board works with management of Chugach.
“This is an exciting time at Chugach, and we want to include more members in our planning for the future,” said Bettina Chastain, Board Chair. “The Member Advisory Council is a good opportunity to hear different perspectives, and bring new ideas to the board.”
The MAC would be in addition to Chugach’s other volunteer committees which include Election, Nominating, and Bylaws. Chugach members can apply to serve on the MAC by filling out an application. Applications are due by the close of business on Feb. 12, 2020. Mail or deliver applications to: Corporate Communications, 5601 Electron Drive, Anchorage, AK 99518. For more information call (907) 762-4489.
Member Advisory Council application