The federal government shutdown might be directly impacting AVEC members across the state. If a member who is a federal employee or contractor is suffering financial hardship due to not being paid, please contact Member Services at 1-800-478-1818 and we will be happy to help you with a deferred payment plan for your electric bill. Thank you for your service.

Board of Directors


Robert Beans

Robert Beans was elected board chairman in April 2014. He is a former long-term board chair and former vice chairman and has served on the board since 1987. Robert is originally from Mt. Village but relocated to Wasilla to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture until he retired.
Fred Sagoonick Board Photo

Fred Sagoonick

 Fred Sagoonick, the board vice chairman, was elected to the board in 2007. Fred was the general manager of the Shaktoolik Native Corporation and previously served on the city council and as Mayor for two terms in the early 90s.
Robert Okitkun Robert Okitkun of Kotlik was elected to the board in 2018. Robert served in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft hydraulics mechanic. He has worked in various positions for the tribe, village and regional corporations. Past board experiences include Lower Yukon School District, Kotlik Yupik Corporation, Kotlik Traditional Council and others.

Walter Sampson

Walter Sampson was first elected to the board in 1989. Walter is originally from Noorvik but currently lives in Kotzebue. He worked as a vice-president for the NANA Corporation until he retired in 2014.
Helena Jones

Helena Jones

Helena Jones, board Secretary,  lives in Ambler and is AVEC’s longest-serving board member, having first been elected in 1982. She has previously served as secretary and treasurer.
Peter Demoski photo

Peter Demoski

Peter Demoski, board Treasurer, lives in Nulato and was elected to the board in March 2012. Peter has been the Tribal Administrator for the Village of Nulato for more than 18 years.
Robert Hoffman

Robert Hoffman

 Robert “Bobby” Hoffman, from Bethel, was elected to the board in April 2017. Robert has served on the board of directors for Calista Regional Corporation, Orutsarmiut Native Council and Bethel Native Corporation and is active in the local search and rescue group.


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Cooperative Mission

To be the best Alaskan utility.

Cooperative Values

  • Honesty and integrity will govern our activities.
  • All individuals will be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Commitments made will be fulfilled.

Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

Board Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Board elections. The links below provide information about the Board Nominating Committee and its responsibilities as well as a Board Nomination form for potential board candidates to fill out and return to AVEC by November 16, 2018.


Meeting Minutes

BOD Meeting Minutes 2018-06-08
BOD Organizational Meeting Minutes 2018-06-08
BOD Meeting Minutes 2018-04-03
BOD Meeting Minutes 2018-01-19
Board Meeting Minutes 2017-11-10
Board meeting minutes 2017-08-15

Board Organizational Meeting Minutes 2017-06-02
Board Meeting Minutes 2017-06-02
Board Meeting Minutes 2017-04-04

Board Meeting Minutes 2017-01-20

Board Meeting Minutes 2016-11-18

Board Meeting Minutes 2016-09-19
Board Meeting Minutes 2016-06-03
Special Teleconference Board Meeting Minutes 2016-04-22
Board Meeting Minutes 2016-04-06
Board Meeting Minutes 2016-04-05
Board Meeting Minutes 2016-01-22
Board Meeting Minutes 2015-11-13

Board Meeting Minutes 2015-08-24
Board Meeting Minutes 2015-06-05
Board Organization Meeting Minutes 2015-06-05
Board Meeting Minutes 2015-04-07
Board Meeting Minutes 2015-01-09
Board Meeting Minutes 2014-11-14
Board Meeting Minutes 2014 09-08
Board Meeting Minutes 2014-06-20
Board Meeting Minutes 2014-04-08
Board Meeting Minutes 2014-01-10
Board Meeting Minutes 2013 11-15
Board Meeting Minutes 2013-09-23
Special Board Meeting Minutes 2013 08-23
Board Meeting Minutes 2013 06-07
Board Meeting Minutes 2013 04-10
Board Meeting Minutes 2013 04-09
Board Meeting Minutes 2013 03-18
Board Meeting Minutes 2013 01-11
Board Meeting Minutes 2012 11-20
Board Meeting Minutes 2012 08-07
Board Meeting Minutes 2012 06-01
Board Meeting Minutes 2012 03-27
Board Meeting Minutes 2012 03-26
Board Meeting Minutes 2012 01-06