May 2020 Back Page – Top 10 PPOs of 2019 – Board Election Results

Posted: June 5, 2020

Top-Ten Power Plant Operators of 2019

Every year, during the annual meeting, we announce our Top 10 Operators of the year. Selected from a field of more than 100 PPOs, these individuals demonstrate dedication and creativity as they work hard to keep the lights on in our villages. Many of them have achieved this honor more than once. Please thank these PPOs for the fine job they are doing for you!

  • Rick Andrews, Emmonak – Second time
  • Brian Epchook, New Stuyahok – First time
  • Rudy Hamilton, Shageluk – Sixth time
  • Evan Hunt, Kotlik – Third time
  • Walter Joshua, Eek – Second time
  • Francis Nollner, Huslia – Sixth time
  • Alfred Olanna, Shishmaref – First time
  • William Parks, Gambell – Second time
  • David W. Peterson, Mt. Village – Eleventh time
  • William Peterson, Kasigluk – First time

Board Election

Robert Beans and Robert Hoffman won re-election to the AVEC board in results announced on April 8, 2020. The three Bylaw propositions were also adopted. Detailed results are posted on our website and on our Facebook page.

Pandemic update

Both AVEC offices in Bethel and Anchorage are closed to anyone other than AVEC staff in order to maintain social distancing per state mandates. We are, however, open for business and are receiving phone calls, service requests, payments and all other normal activities remotely. Our field technicians are traveling to villages to respond to outages and other emergency needs and are abiding by state and local requirements to minimize contact with others.

Residential consumers who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a Deferred Payment Arrangement for as long as the state of emergency is in place. Details are on our website and forms are available via fax, email or to download.

These are difficult times for all of us and we are here for you, no matter what. Please stay safe.