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Chugach plans virtual Annual Meeting, annual election proceeds on schedule

In order to comply with safety and health concerns and the emergency orders due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 Chugach Annual Meeting will be conducted through a virtual platform on Monday, June 15 beginning at 5:30 pm. The Chugach Annual Election will continue as planned with all election materials conveniently located on this website.

Members interested in the virtual Annual Meeting can sign up below. The results of the Chugach election will be announced along with a brief update on some of Chugach’s plans and priorities during the virtual meeting on June 15.

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Annual Meeting planned for June

COVID-19 restrictions could alter plans

Chugach is moving forward with plans for its Annual Meeting and Election. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. Registration is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m. 

In the event the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still impacting local gatherings and community restrictions or government mandates are in place, Chugach will revisit this decision and evaluate other options. Decisions will be communicated to members via this Outlet, email, social media, and other methods.

The Board of Directors set April 22 as the date of record for this year’s election. You must be a member by that date to vote in the election. On May 15, paper ballots will be mailed to those who have requested them, and members with an email in our system will receive an email including a link to the election materials and instructions for voting. Paper ballots and election materials are available upon request. To update your email with Chugach, you can email service@chugachelectric.com or call 563-7366.

Four candidates have been approved by the Nominating Committee to run for two open seats on the Chugach Board of Directors. Additional candidates may be added as the deadline to run by petition is April 6. The four candidates approved are:

Candidates

  • Brad Authier – Semi-retired environmental consultant
  • Sam Cason –  Attorney
  • Mitchell Roth – Professor Emeritus, computer science
  • Mark Wiggin – Alaska natural resource consultant 

Coronavirus update 3-16-2020

As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and as a precautionary measure for the safety of our employees, our members and the community, Chugach has closed its lobby to the public until further notice.

Chugach is urging members who are having difficulty making payments due to financial hardships caused by the Coronavirus pandemic to contact our credit department at (907) 563-5060. 

In recognition of the significant impact the Coronavirus is having on our community, Chugach has also imposed a temporary moratorium on service disconnections to members having a financial hardship associated with the COVID-19.

Ways to reach Chugach

Members have a variety of tools for paying their bills and staying in touch during this time:

  • Call us.
    • Our main number in the Member Services department is (907) 563-7366 or toll free (800) 478-7494.
    • Our credit department number is (907) 563-5060.
  • If you need to pay a bill, you can utilize the My Account member portal, where you can view and pay bills, track usage, and sign up for alerts.
  • Pay your bill by phone by calling (907) 762-7803.
  • Utilize our payment drop box outside of our building at 5601 Electron Drive.
  • Follow Chugach activities on our website www.chugachelectric.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

Serving our members is what we do best at Chugach. Together we will continue that tradition and keep employees, members and the community safe and healthy. For updated information on the Coronavirus, go to www.cdc.gov.

Chugach response to Coronavirus 3-13-2020

At Chugach Electric, safety is our #1 priority. As we work every day to provide reliable, affordable power, we have the health and safety of our employees and members at the forefront of all we do. To that end, we are working diligently to protect our employees and members as we respond to the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with local and state directives, to help prevent the spread of the virus in Alaska.

Chugach actions

In Chugach buildings, we are giving extra emphasis to cleaning and disinfecting, including adding a hand sanitizer station in the lobby; employees are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and increase the use of hand sanitizer; we are utilizing social distancing; and employees are encouraged to stay home if they are not feeling well.

Member actions

Members doing business with Chugach during this time are encouraged to use the telephone, e-mail and the My Account member portal whenever possible, rather than a lobby visit.

Please consider taking the following actions:

  • Use the telephone whenever possible. Our main number in the Member Services department is (907) 563-7366 or toll free (800) 478-7494.
  • If you need to pay a bill, you can utilize the My Account member portal, where you can view and pay bills, track usage, and sign up for alerts.
  • Pay your bill by phone by calling (907) 762-7803.
  • Utilize our payment drop box outside of our building at 5601 Electron Drive.
  • Follow Chugach activities on our website www.chugachelectric.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
  • If you do need to come to our lobby in person, please utilize the health precautions set out by the CDC, and only come in if you are feeling well.

Serving our members is what we do best at Chugach. Together we will continue that tradition and keep employees and members safe and healthy. For updated information on the Coronavirus, go to www.cdc.gov.