Board of Directors
Meetings of the Interior Gas Utility Board of Directors are held regularly at the IGU Offices, 100 Cushman Street, Suite 512. All meetings are open to the public. Board Meeting are held on the first Tuesday, Work Sessions are held on the third Tuesday, and Finance Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each Month. The Finance Committee meeting is the only meeting that is held at a different location and that location is 3408 International Street.
The FNSB Assembly created and approved IGU as a public corporation, wholly-owned subsidiary of the FNSB. The IGU Board of Directors is authorized to manage and operate the utility in accordance with prevailing industry practices and general standards common to utilities providing the same service.
Four seats are elected positions voted by residents of the FNSB. The first election was held on October 7, 2014. Three board members are appointed by the Mayors of the City of North Pole, the City of Fairbanks, and the FNSB.
Current IGU Board of Directors
His political experience includes: Senate President (1997-1998), Commissioner of Administration with the State of Alaska (2003-2004), City of North Pole Council (1976-1980), Alaska State House (1982-1992), & Alaska State Senate (1992-2000).
Community Activity includes: Original Board Member of Project 714 (STARS), Drug Intervention and Prevention Program for Secondary Schools; Past Board Member of Crisis Pregnancy Outpost for North Pole/Fairbanks area; Member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Mike’s background includes attending Monroe Catholic High School, & University of Alaska at Fairbanks. His current occupation (1966-present) is President/Owner of Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska. Mike’s history includes Alaska Commissioner of Administration (2003-2004); Alaska State Legislator (1982-2000); & Warehouseman, Trans Alaska Pipeline (1974-1978); & military service in the Alaska Air National Guard (1971-1974).
Mike’s hobbies include coin collecting, history, antiquing, family gatherings, & grandchildren.
Mary attended The University of Vienna in Austria from 1955-1956. She returned to the US to attend Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington where she graduated in 1957 with a B.A. In 1959 Mary worked as an Assistant Clerk of the House. Then from 1959 to 1960 she worked for Governor William A. Egan. From 1960-1968 she worked for Senator Bob Bartlett. While working for Senator Bartlett she attended law school at George Washington University earning her juris doctorate in 1966. Mary has been a member of the Alaska Bar Association since 1969.
Mary was an assistant US attorney from 1968-1969 then an assistant District Attorney from 1969-1970. From 1970 – 1972 she worked for the Small Business Administration. From 1972 to the present-day Mary has been a private practice attorney serving the Fairbanks area. In 1984 she was the Alaska State Commissioner of Revenue.
1970-1977 BOD President for the Fairbanks Rehabilitation Assoc.
1973-1975 Alaska Retarded Children’s Association
1973 Central District Democratic Committee
1983 Vice Chair of The Alaska Reapportionment Board