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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.

    We encourage you to attend a meeting or two as a guest first 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.

    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:

    11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Fairbanks Chamber Office


    Chair:

    Lael Oldmixon
    UA College Savings Fund
    Email
    (907) 450-8115


         

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Aaron Danielson, Fairbanks International Airport 
    2. Amanda White, University of Alaska Fairbanks- School of Management
    3. Cassandra Ferree, Catholic Schools of Fairbanks
    4. Cathy Winfree, UAF Community & Technical College
    5. Daniel Domke, FNSB School District
    6. Ernie Manzie, Family Centered Services
    7. Kathryn Strle, Golden Valley Electric Association 
    8. Keith Swarner, UAF CTC
    9. Lael Oldmixon, Alaska 529 UA Scholars Program 
    10. Melissa Sikes, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District
    11. Samantha Reynolds, North Star Ballet
    12. Sandi Ryan, Fairbanks Education Association 

    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 at the Fairbanks Chamber Office


    Chair:

    Ken Hall
    Lynden
    Email
    (907) 456-5535



    Volunteer Committee Members:‚Äč

    1. Adrian Gall, ABR
    2. David Prusak, Stantec Consulting Services, LLC
    3. David Fish, Aurora Energy
    4. Genevieve Bell, Flowline Alaska Inc. 
    5. John Ringstad, Individual Member
    6. John Denny, Golden Valley Electric Association 
    7. Jomo Stewart, Fairbanks Economic and Development Corporation 
    8. Joni Scharfenberg, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District 
    9. Ken Hall, Lynden Transport
    10. Michelle Hollowell, Fairbanks Natural Gas 
    11. Patrick Cotter, PDC Engineers 
    12. Rick Solie, Towerhill Mines
    13. Roger Burggraf, Greatland River Tours 
    14. Uriah Nalikak, Petro Star Inc. 

    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 at the Fairbanks Chamber Office


    Chair:

    Sarah Obed
    Doyon Limited
    Email
     

     

     

     
    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Anna Atchinson, Kinross Fort Knox
    2. Brittany Hartmann, Associated General Contractors of Alaska
    3. Chris Darrah, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
    4. Deb Hickok, Explore Fairbanks 
    5. Derek Miller, University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Engineering & Mines 
    6. Jennifer Thompson, Hedgecock Group
    7. John Ringstad, Individual Member
    8. John Denny, Golden Valley Electric Association
    9. Josh Bunch, MAC Federal Credit Union
    10. June Rogers, McCafferty's, A Coffee House, Etc.
    11. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli Coal Mine
    12. Rebecca Dean, Dean & Associates, LLC
    13. Sarah Lefebvre, Exclusive Paving
    14. Sarah Obed, Doyon Ltd.
    15. Suzan Bast, Foundation Health Partners

    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 at the Mt. McKinley Bank 4th Ave, 4th Floor Conference Room


    Co-Chairs: 
    Tim Jones
    Doyon Utilities
    Email
    (907) 455-1595

     

     

     

     

    Jennifer Imus
    First National Bank
    Email
     

     

     

     

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Althea St. Martin, Republican Women of Fairbanks
    2. Bobbie Hallberg, Carson Center
    3. David van den Berg, Downtown Association of Fairbanks 
    4. Doug Isaacson, Minto Development Corporation
    5. Helen Renfrew, Explore Fairbanks
    6. Jennifer Imus, First National Bank Alaska
    7. Jomo Stewart, Fairbanks Economic and Development Corporation
    8. Josh Bunch, MAC Federal Credit Union
    9. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli Coal Mine
    10. Mary Kreta, UAF
    11. Rebecca Dean, Dean & Associates, LLC
    12. Ron Johnson, North Haven Communities
    13. Rose Geer-Robbins, American Red Cross
    14. Steve Lundgren, Denali State Bank
    15. 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 at Denny's Restaurant (1929 Airport Way)


    Chair: 
    Mike Davis
    GHEMM Company
    Email
    (907) 452-5191


     

     

     

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Brittany Hartmann, Associated General Contractors of Alaska
    2. Calvin Gustafson, Alaska Railroad
    3. Clark Milne, DOWL
    4. David Miller, Everts Air
    5. Don Galligan, Fairbanks North Star Borough
    6. Doug Isaacson, Minto Development Corporation
    7. Jackson Fox, FAST Planning
    8. Jeremy Worrall, AK DOT & PF and Statewide Aviation
    9. Matthew McClurg, Fairbanks International Airport
    10. Melissa Osborn, DOWL
    11. Mike Davis, GHEMM Company
    12. Roger Burggraf, Greatland River Tours Inc.
    13. Sarah Lefebvre, Exclusive Paving and University Redi-Mix - Co-Chair
    14. Stan Halvarson, Alaska AeroFuel
    15. 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.