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Chugach Electric members elect two directors

P.J. Hill

P.J. Hill and Susan Reeves were elected to 3-year terms on the Chugach Electric Association board of directors. Election results were announced at the cooperative utility's annual meeting Thursday evening, April 29. A total of 10,174 ballots were counted, meaning 15.3 percent of the 66,375 Chugach members of record voted in the election.

Hill is a retired professor and a commercial fisherman and has been a Chugach member since 1989. He was elected to the board in 2007 and has served as treasurer for the past two years.

Susan Reeves

Reeves is an attorney with Reeves Amodio.

She has been a Chugach member since 1992.

Alex Gimarc and Ricarda "Riki" Lebman were also candidates in the election.

The ballot count for the election was:
Susan Reeves 5,408
P.J. Hill 4,929
Alex Gimarc 4,746
Ricarda (Riki) Lebman 4,472

In other voting, Chugach members passed five bylaw proposals. Three proposals dealt with clarifying non-natural candidate qualifications, member committee terms and service and the board delegation of duties. Another proposal changes director voting procedures and the final proposal moves the annual meeting date from the month of April to approximately six weeks later.

A total of 233 Chugach members registered for the annual meeting, held at the Egan Civic & Convention Center.

Immediately after the annual meeting, the board met to elect new officers to serve for the next year. Jim Nordlund was elected chairman of the board, Janet Reiser was elected vice-chair, Susan Reeves was elected treasurer and Elizabeth "Pat" Kennedy was elected secretary.

Chugach is the largest electric utility in Alaska, providing power for Alaskans throughout the Railbelt through retail, wholesale and economy energy sales.