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  • COMMITTEES

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  • Cost of Healthcare Insurance Committee Cost of Healthcare Insurance Committee

    Committee Purpose:

    The purpose of the CHIC is to advise through education to the GFCC and its members on subject matters regarding why there is such a high cost of healthcare premiums.


    Meeting Time:

    First & third Friday of each month, Noon-1PM, at 714 4th Ave., Suite 302


    Chair:

    Garry Hutchison
    Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison CPA
    Email
    (907) 456-6676

     

     

     Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Fred Brown, Health Care Cost Management Corp. of Alaska
    2. Tait Chandler, Green Star of Interior Alaska
    3. Janet Daley, ABR Inc.
    4. Rebecca Dean, TVC Orthopedics & Sportsmedicine
    5. Shaun Lewis, Alaska Employee Benefits Inc.
    6. Odette Butler, Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska

    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:

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Chamber Office


    Chair:

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


         

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Jonathan Tibbs, Wells Fargo Bank - Vice-Chair
    2. Sabrina Binkley, Spruce Tree Montessori
    3. Daniel Domke, FNSB School District
    4. Ernie Manzie, Family Centered Services
    5. Mindy O'Neall, Laborers Local 942
    6. Melissa Sikes, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District
    7. Kathryn Strle, Fairbanks Daily News Miner
    8. Keith Swarner, UAF CTC
    9. Sharice Walker, FNSB School District
    10. Cathy Winfree, UAF Community & Technical College
    11. Samantha Reynolds, North Star Ballet

    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 Chamber Office


    Chair:

    Ken Hall
    Lynden
    Email
    (907) 456-5535



    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Roger Burggraf, Greatland River Tours
    2. Adrian Gall, ABR, Inc
    3. Michelle Hollowell, Fairbanks Natural Gas/ Interior Gas Utility
    4. Uriah Nalikak, Petro Star
    5. Genevieve Bell, Flowline Alaska
    6. Joni Sharfenberg, Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District
    7. Rick Solie, Tower Hill Mines
    8. David Prusak, Stantec Consulting Services, LLC
    9. David Fish, Aurora Energy
    10. Jomo Stewart, Fairbanks Economic Development Corp.

    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:

    8:00 a.m. every Tuesday at the Chamber Office


    Chair:
    John Ringstad,
    BP
    Email

     

     

     

     
    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Genevieve Bell, Flowline Alaska
    2. Jacob Howdeshell, Laborers' Local 942
    3. Jenny Mahlen, First National Bank Alaska
    4. Julie Duquette, Slayden Plumbing and Heating
    5. Michael Hale, Hale and Associates
    6. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli Coal Mine
    7. Sarah Lefebvre, Exclusive Paving
    8. Sarah Obed, Doyon, Limited
    9. Anna Atchinson, Kinross Fort Knox
    10. Chris Darrah, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
    11. Rebecca Dean, Tanana Valley Clinic, Foundation Health Partners
    12. June Rogers, McCafferty's, A Coffee House, Etc.

    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


    Chair: 
    Stacy Markham
    MAC Federal Credit Union
    Email
    (907) 474-1257

     

         

     

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Althea St. Martin, Republican Women of Fairbanks
    2. Gene Cramer, Madden Real Estate
    3. Kristin Baysinger, SMG and Carlson Center
    4. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli Coal Mine
    5. Nicole Stewart, Petro Star Inc.
    6. Ron Johnson, North Haven Communities
    7. Stacy Markham, MAC FCU
    8. Steve Lundgren, Denali State Bank
    9. Misty Bruce, The American Red Cross
    10. Mary Kreta, UAF
    11. Janice Weslind, USO
    12. Scott Eickholt, Laborers Local 942
    13. Jomo Stewart, FEDC
    14. Lisa Morrow, Madden Real Estate
    15. Tim Jones, Doyon Utilities
    16.  Victoria Raquepaw, Armed Services YMCA

    Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure

    Mission Statement:

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


    Meeting Time:

    7:00 a.m. every Thursday at Denny's Restaurant


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


     

     

     

    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Sarah Lefebvre, Exclusive Paving and University Redi-Mix - Co-Chair
    2. Roger Burggraf, Greatland River Tours
    3. Jackson Fox, FMATS
    4. Don Galligan, FNSB
    5. Tom George, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
    6. Jaci Glenn, RISQ Consulting
    7. Calvin Gustafson, Alaska Railroad
    8. Stan Halverson, Alaska Aero Fuel
    9. Doug Isaacson, Minto Development Corporation
    10. Katrina Martolano, Brenntag
    11. David Miller, Everts Air
    12. Clark Milne, DOWL
    13. Melissa Osborn, Fairbanks International Airport
    14. Jeremy Worrall, AK DOT&PF, Statewide Association
    15. Teri Landean, RISQ Consulting