Board of Directors

Position Board Member Term
 price-pres President Price E. Brower, CCD, BLC 4/17 – 04/20
 roy-vp Vice President Roy Nageak, Sr, CCD 4/15 – 4/18
Secretary/Treasurer Josiah Patkotak 4/17 – 4/20
 frederick Director Frederick Brower, CCD 4/17 – 4/20
Director Lewis F. Brower, CCD 4/15 – 4/18
Director Avaiyak Burnell 3/17 – 4/19
Director Michael D. Stotts 10/16 – 4/18
 richard Director Richard Ungarook Sr, CCD, BLC 4/16 – 4/19
Director Tina Wolgemuth  4/16 – 4/19

About The Board

The BUECI board of directors is made up of nine members, elected on staggered, three-year terms. Elections for board of director positions are held at the member’s annual meeting, generally in April each year.

Some of the responsibilities of the board include:

  • setting strategy and policy for the organization
  • approving tariff rates
  • establishing utility rules and regulations (such as line extension policies)
  • accepting financial and operational reports, budgets, and forecasts
  • approving donation, scholarship, and sponsorship requests
  • hiring the general manager

Board members receive training to earn the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate and the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) in order to stay current on the issues affecting the future of the cooperative.  This training is provided through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).  The purpose of all NRECA director level education is to prepare directors to make informed business decisions in the boardroom.  Board members also represent BUECI at annual state, regional, and national power association meetings.

Regular board meetings are generally held the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of the central office at 1295 Agvik Street, Barrow, Alaska.

Bylaws & Articles of Incorporation

Click the file name to download the corporate documents.

Articles of Incorporation (PDF)
Bylaws
(PDF)

The corporate documents are also available to members upon request in the Billing Department of the Central Office at 1295 Agvik Street, Barrow, Alaska.