MEA 2017 Preliminary Election Results Announced

April 26, 2017

Palmer, AK:  Matanuska Electric Association held its 2017 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election on Tuesday, April 25th. Over 200 members and their families joined for the business meeting, totaling over 450 attendees. Members received updates on their cooperative, learned about future projects and voted in this year’s election.

This year’s ballot included Board seats for the Eagle River and Matanuska Districts and two bylaw change propositions. All votes were tallied by the election overseer and results are as follows:

Eagle River District Winner:
Matanuska District Winner:
Mark Masteller

Both bylaw propositions passed by a significant majority:
1.       Change board candidate withdrawal timeframe.
2.       Adjust language of Association record requests to reference applicable state law.

Exact vote counts can be found on the election website at The election results will be officially certified by the MEA Board of Directors at a special meeting on Monday, May 8th at 3pm at the MEA headquarters in Palmer, Alaska.


Matanuska Electric Association, Inc., Alaska’s oldest existing and second-largest electric cooperative, is owned and operated by its nearly 50,000 members. MEA’s service area covers more than 4,300 miles of power lines in Southcentral Alaska. The co-op is dedicated to working with utilities statewide to provide consumers with affordable, reliable energy.