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Board of Directors


Matanuska Electric Association is a cooperatve corporation operating under a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) issued by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and in accordance with Alaska Statute 10.25. Its memnbership holds all its equity as allocated capital credits.

The members elect seven of their own to staggered three-year terms on the Board of Directors, which sets the company’s policies and hires the General Manager. All of the board’s regular monthly meetings are open to the public, though at times the board may go into executive session to discuss special topics as defined in the Alaska Statutes.

Candidates for the board are reviewed to ascertain valid membership by the Nominating Committee (a committee of MEA members appointed by the board). Candidates may also be nominated by petition or from the floor at the Annual Membership Meeting, where the election is held in April of each year.

The board elects its own officers soon after the annual meeting and election. Each officer serves a one-year term. The 2013-2014 officers are President Lois Lester, Vice President Janet Kincaid, and Secretary-Treasurer Peter Burchell.

The other board members are Marvin L. Yoder, Bob Doyle, Catharine "Kit" Jones, and David Glines.

Four directors are elected at-large, while three are elected to represent MEA's districts. Mr. Yoder represents the Matanuska District; Mr. Doyle represents the Susitna District; and Mr. Glines represents the Eagle River District.

Board Officers

Lois Lester
Janet Kincaid
Peter Burchell

Lois Lester

h: (907) 694-9390

Janet Kincaid
Vice President
h: (907) 745-3855

Peter Burchell

h: (907) 376-8256

Board Members
Director Kit Jones Bob Doyle  David Glines  Marvin Yoder 

Catharine "Kit" Jones
Director At-Large

h: (907) 745-7393


Bob Doyle
Susitna District

 h: (907) 373-3147

David Glines
Eagle River District

h: (907) 694-9425

Marvin L. Yoder
Matanuska District

 c: (907) 227-7158

MEA strives to bring power and service to its more than 58,000 customers at a reasonable price. Because it is a not-for-profit cooperative, money remaining after satisfying yearly expenses in meeting co-op objectives is either invested in lines and equipment, or returned to the members as capital credits. Capital credits are assigned each year to member-owners in proportion to the amount of electric service they purchase.