BARROW, AK., January 27, 2021 – Barrow Utilities and Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BUECI) is seeking individuals interested in appointment to the utility’s board of directors due to a vacancy. The vacancy occurred when Director Josiah B. Patkotak submitted his resignation effective January 27, 2021. The Board is required to appoint a member to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term, which expires in April 2023.

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Application Procedure

Candidates must submit a letter of interest to the Board of Directors that speaks to their qualifications to serve on the board and that demonstrates that the candidate meets the qualifications listed below. Resumes may be attached to the letter of interest, but are not required. Applicants may be asked to participate in interviews or provide additional information after submitting an application.


In accordance with the BUECI Bylaws, Bylaws, Article IV – Directors, Section 3. Qualifications, directors must:
1. be a bona fide resident of Barrow, Alaska,
2. be a member of the Cooperative, and
3. not be an employee of the Cooperative.


The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. on February 26, 2021. Letters of Interest may be delivered in person to: Attn: BUECI Board of Directors, 1295 Agvik Street, Barrow, AK 99723, or emailed to [email protected]. A prescheduled appointment is required for an in person delivery.