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  • COMMITTEES

  • Advocacy committees advise the Chamber on issues which may affect our members. Any employee of a member organization in the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce may apply to become a member of the advocacy committees below.

    Guests are welcome at any Chamber committee meeting (membership is not required). We encourage you to attend a meeting or two as a guest to learn about the committee's focus and activities. Click the blue button below to join a committee email list and stay in the know.

    Ready to become a full member of the committee? See the orange button at the bottom.

    Questions about committees? Email jinnel@fairbankschamber.org.

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  • Education & Workforce Development Education & Workforce Development

    Mission Statement:

    The Education & Workforce Development Committee serves to advise Chamber members on matters of education that relate to the business community and promote a quality educational system. 


    Meeting Time:

    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on the 1st Friday of each month


    Chair:

    Janet Daley

    ABR, Inc.
    Email
    (907) 455-6777


         

     

     

     

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Amanda White, School of Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    2. Claire Morton, University of Alaska
    3. Ernie Manzie, Family Centered Services of Alaska
    4. Janet Daley, ABR, Inc.
    5. Joni Simpson, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
    6. Kathryn Strle, Golden Valley Electric Association
    7. Keith Swarner, UAF Community & Technical College
    8. Kelly Doughty, Thrivalaska
    9. Kelly James, Kinross Fort Knox
    10. Kristina Miller, CSG, Inc. Law Firm
    11. Lael Oldmixon, Alaska 529
    12. Melissa Sikes, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District
    13. Nicole Welch, Foundation Health Partners

    Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

    Mission Statement:

    The Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee focuses on the concerns of economical delivery, production and end-use of energy for our residents and advocates for the development and use of Alaskan's natural resources and strives to have a working knowledge of technical, financial, and political aspects surrounding development.


    Meeting Time:

    7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month


    Chair:

    Patrick Cotter

    PDC Engineers
    Email
    (907) 452-1414



     

     

     

    Volunteer Committee Members:‚Äč

    1. Adrian Gal, ABR, Inc
    2. David Fish, Aurora Energy, LLC
    3. David Prusak, Stantec Consulting Services
    4. Elena Sudduth, Interior Gas Utility
    5. Genevieve Bell, Flowline Alaska, Inc.
    6. John Ringstad, Individual Member
    7. Jomo Stewart, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation
    8. Joni Scharfenberg, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District
    9. Ken Hall, Lynden Transport
    10. Lou Florence, Doyon Utilities LLC
    11. Meadow Bailey, Golden Valley Electric Association
    12. Patrick Cotter, PDC Engineers
    13. Rick Solie, Tower Hill Mines
    14. Wendie MacNaughton, Northern Star, LLC

    Government Relations Government Relations

    Mission Statement:

    The Government Relations Committee monitors proposed or existing laws, policies and regulations affecting Chamber members or its mission. The Committee takes a proactive posture in advancing matters of importance to our community or our state. From time to time, the Committee submits formal recommendations to the Board and takes a lead role in advocating Chamber positions externally. 


    Meeting Time:

    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday


    Chair:

    Brittany Hartmann

    Associated General Contractors of Alaska
    Email

    (907) 452-1809

     

     

     
    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Anna Atchison, Kinross Alaska
    2. Brittany Hartmann, Associated General Contractors of Alaska
    3. Chris Darrah, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
    4. Deb Hickok, Explore Fairbanks
    5. Derek Miller, College of Engineering & Mines, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    6. Jennifer Thompson, Hedgecock Group Real Estate
    7. John Ringstad, Individual Member
    8. Josh Bunch, MAC Federal Credit Union
    9. June Rogers, McCafferty's, A Coffee House, Etc.
    10. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli Coal Mine
    11. Rebecca Dean, Dean & Associates
    12. Sarah Lefebvre, Exclusive Paving / University Redi Mix
    13. Suzan Bast, Foundation Health Partners
    14. Wendie MacNaughton, Northern Star LLC

    Military Affairs Military Affairs

    Mission Statement:

    The Military Affairs Committee promotes cooperative relationships between the military and Interior Alaskan businesses to maintain and enhance the economic value of our military installations.


    Meeting Time:

    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Friday of each month


    Co-Chairs:

     

    Jennifer Imus
    First National Bank
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    Tim Jones
    Doyon Utilities
    Email
    (907) 455-1595

     

     

     

     

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Althea St Martin, Republican Women of Fairbanks
    2. David Chapa, Alaska Coalition for Veterans & Military Families
    3. Doug Isaacson, Minto Development Corporation
    4. Jennifer Imus, First National Bank Alaska
    5. Jomo Stewart, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation
    6. Josh Bunch, MAC Federal Credit Union
    7. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli Coal Mine
    8. Meadow Bailey, Golden Valley Electric Association
    9. Rebecca Dean, Dean & Associates
    10. Ron Johnson, North Haven Communities
    11. Scott McCrea, Explore Fairbanks
    12. Steve Lundgren, Denali State Bank
    13. Tim Jones, Doyon Utilities

    Transportation and Infrastructure Transportation and Infrastructure

    Mission Statement:

    The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advocates for improvement and growth in transportation and infrastructure for the Northern Region. This includes roads, railroad, aviation, terminals, water access, utilities, and building infrastructure with a goal to enhance Fairbanks as an Alaska transportation hub and increase the capability to service international traffic.


    Meeting Time:

    7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. every Thursday


    Chair: 
    Melissa    Osborn

    DOWL
    Email
    (907) 978-3788


     

     

     

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Alexandra Sloat, VivlamoreCompanies
    2. Brittany Hartmann, Associated General Contractors of Alaska
    3. Clark Milne, DOWL
    4. Donald Galligan, Fairbanks North Star Borough
    5. Doug Isaacson, Minto Development Corporation
    6. Jackson Fox, FAST Planning
    7. Jeremy Worrall, State of Alaska DOT
    8. Melissa Osborn, DOWL
    9. Mike Davis, GHEMM Company, Inc.
    10. Sarah Lefebvre, Exclusive Paving / University Redi Mix
    11. Scott McCrea, Explore Fairbanks
    12. Stan Halvarson, Alaska Aerofuel
    13. Tom George, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Complete the form below to apply for committee membership. You will be contacted with the result of your application after it is reviewed by the chair of the relevant committee and the Board of Directors.