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For immediate release
January 26, 2023 at 11:25am
For more information, contact
Julie Hasquet, (907) 717-9619

Applications being accepted for Chugach Electric Board vacancy

Director Erin Whitney resigns to take federal job

Chugach Electric Association’s Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Director Erin Whitney. Whitney is leaving the Chugach board to take the position as Director of the Arctic Energy Office for the U.S. Department of Energy. Whitney was first elected to the board in May 2021. She served as vice chair of the Governance Committee and was a member of the Operations Committee. As a result of Whitney’s resignation, Chugach has an immediate vacancy on its seven-member board.

Chugach members who meet qualifications and are interested in being appointed to the board must submit a letter of intent, an application form, an attestation of candidate qualifications form, and a resume by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2023. Candidates will need to indicate on the application form whether they are also applying for one of three board seats open in the May 2023 election.

Links to the application forms are available on the Annual Meeting & Election Page. Documents can be emailed to or mailed/hand delivered to:

Julie Hasquet
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Chugach Electric Association, Inc.
5601 Electron Drive
Anchorage, AK 99519

Following the application deadline, the board will interview candidates and appoint a Chugach member who meets the qualifications as specified in Article IV, Section 3 of the Chugach bylaws. The appointee will serve until the seat is filled in the May 2023 election. If you have questions regarding the application process, please call (907) 762-4489.