July 23, 2020
Palmer, AK- After interviewing all 12 applicants for the open At-Large Board seat, the MEA Board of Directors selected applicant Daniel J. Tucker of Wasilla, Alaska to fill the vacant At-Large seat in a Special Meeting held on July 21, 2020. The At-Large seat was vacated when former Director Janet Kincaid retired from the Board in May after 12 years of service.
Tucker has been an MEA member for 43 years and originally came to Alaska when he was stationed here in the Air Force. Following his military service, Tucker served as a firefighter and worked in construction, building his own home in Wasilla. Tucker has served as a volunteer on both MEA’s Bylaw and Election Committees for several years.
“The Board felt fortunate to have such a large group of qualified applicants interested in serving our members,” said MEA Board President Bob Doyle. “Mr. Tucker has been actively involved with our member-led co-op for years and we looked forward to having his expertise, commitment to our members and integrity on the Board.”
Tucker will be confirmed by the MEA Board of Directors at their August Board meeting. The Board solicited applications in June for members that were interested in applying for the At-Large seat.