Board of Directors

For residents, by residents: our governing body is made up of local residents who steer the mission, vision, values and policies of Coastal Villages

A Critical Link Between Community Members and CVRF

Behind our successful organization is a Board that understands its responsibilities and actively supports the missions and goals of Coastal Villages Region Fund. CVRF’s Board of Directors is responsible for governing CVRF’s affairs. The Board makes broad policy decisions and sets organizational goals that the staff carry out. The primary functions of the Board are to act in the best interests of the company and the Coastal Villages region. These functions enable us to achieve our purpose of providing the means for development by creating sensible, tangible, long-term solutions for residents of our 20 member communities.

Meet Our Board Members

CVRF would like to acknowledge our sitting Board members for their valuable guidance and oversight. Each Board member's contributions in navigating Coastal Villages toward the future we envision for current and future generations is greatly appreciated by many. Quyana cakneq!

Richard Jung
Chairman

Napakiak
2016 - 2021

Larson Hunter
Vice Chairman

Scammon Bay
2016 - 2021

John Samuel
Secretary

Platinum
2020 - 2025

Gabriel Olick
Treasurer

Tuntutuliak
2020 - 2025

George Chuckwuk
Executive Committee

Kipnuk
2018 - 2023

Carlie Beebe
Executive Committee

Eek
2018 - 2023

Evan S. Evan
Executive Comittee

Goodnews Bay
2016 - 2021

Edward Kinegak

Chefornak
2016 - 2021

Alfred Ulroan

Chevak
2018 - 2021

2020 Board Member - HPB - Eric Olson Sr. (2)

Eric Olson Sr.

Hooper Bay
2019 - 2023

Jerry Ivon

Kongiganak
2018 - 2023

Kwigillingok Board Member - Andrew Kiunya (3)

Andrew Kiunya

Kwigillingok
2020 - 2025

Albert Williams

Mekoryuk
2017 - 2021

Stephen Maxie Jr.

Napaskiak
2020 - 2025

Newtok Board Member - Xavier John (3)

Xavier John

Newtok
2020 - 2025

Clement P. George

Nightmute
2018 - 2021

Nicholai M. Steven

Oscarville
2018 - 2023

2020 Board Member - KWN - John W. Matthew (2)

John W. Matthew

Quinhagak
2020 - 2025

Clarence Dull

Toksook Bay
2018 - 2023

Tununak Board Member - Alma Kanrilak (3)

Alma Kanrilak

Tununak
2020 - 2025

Community Elections

CVRF’s Board of Directors is made up of democratically elected representatives from each of our 20 member communities. Board members serve six-year terms, and elections take place every two years. All Board members must be permanently domiciled residents of the communities they are representing, meaning that the Board member must have permanent residence and plan to remain a resident. Elections are run under a standardized democratic process designed to give fair voice to all residents of each community.

CVRF has seven seats up for elections in the following communities:
• Chefornak
• Chevak
• Goodnews Bay
• Mekoryuk
• Napakiak
• Nightmute
• Scammon Bay

Interested individuals who would like to run have until October 29, 2021 to fill out the Candidate Information Form so that CVRF staff can verify residency and financial standing. Anyone who has not submitted a Candidate Information Form cannot be written on the ballot.

For any questions, please speak with the Director of Regional Affairs, and follow local COVID-19 guidelines.

Architects of the Dream

CVRF would like to remember community leaders who have served on the company’s Board of Directors and are no longer with us. These individuals helped shape CVRF with their leadership, action and wisdom. CVRF is grateful for their many contributions while serving on the Board. Quyana cakneq.

Jonathan Lewis

Chefornak

Steven White

Eek

Johnny Hawk

Eek

Charley Chingliak

Goodnews Bay

Daniel Olrun Sr.

Mekoryuk

Hultman Kiokun

Mekoryuk

Carl Motgin

Napakiak

Fritz Willie

Napakiak

Peter John

Newtok

Joseph Post

Nightmute

Frank Berezkin Sr.

Oscarville

Henry Williams

Platinum

Wassillie Bavilla

Quinhagak

Aloysius Aguchak

Scammon Bay

Sabastian Kasayuli

Scammon Bay

David Bill Sr.

Toksook Bay

Peter Joseph Sr.

Tuntutuliak

Andy Charlie Sr.

Tununak