2017 TCC Annual Convention

The 2017 Tanana Chiefs Conference Annual Convention and Full Board of Directors Meeting will take place March 13th-16th, 2017 at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks.

The theme for this year’s convention is Preserving Our Way of Life.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

 

 

 

Elections

Elections

There will be several positions up for election during this year’s convention. 

TCC Executive Board of Directors

SUBREGIONAL POSITIONS

  • Upper Tanana Subregion – 3 year term (2017-2010)
    Currently William ‘Chaaiy’ Albert of Northway
  • Yukon Koyukuk Subregion – 3 year term (2017-2020)
    Currently Leo Lolnitz of Koyukuk

OFFICER POSITIONS

  • Chief/Chairman – 3 year term (2017-2010)
    Currently Victor Joseph of Tanana
    *Subject to the same background check as TCC employees – only candidates who meet the elections criteria and pass the background checks will be on the Official List Of Candidates
    The background check deadline is February 10th, 2017. Applications can be obtained from TCC Human Resources at humanresources@tananachiefs.org or at 907-452-8251 ext.3155

TCC Regional Health Board

  • Yukon Flats Subregion – 3 year term (2017-2020)
    Currently Christine Rifredi of Fort Yukon

TCC Education Council

  • Upper Tanana Subregion – 3 year term (2017-2020)
    Currently Phyllis Erhart of Tanana
  • Lower Yukon Subregion – 3 year term (2017-2020)
    Currently Nathan Elswick of Anvik; Vice Chairman

Interior Athabascan Tribal College Board of Trustees

  • Upper Tanana Subregion – 3 year term (2017-2020)
    Currently Gerald Albert of Northway
  • Upper Kuskokwim Subregion – 3 year term (2017-2020)
    Currently Sharon Gurtler-Strick of McGrath

Alaska Federation of Natives Representative

  • 1 Seat -one year term (2017-2018)
    Currently Julie Roberts-Hyslop of Tanana

Interior Regional Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

  • Seat E -3 year term (2017-2020)
    Currently Marvin Deacon of Grayling

 

Election Rules

Election Rules

The 2017 Full Board of Directors elections process follows the TCC Election Rules. 


Download the Proposed 2017 TCC Election Rules

 

Declaration of Candidacy

Declaration of Candidacy

Individuals who want to declare themselves a candidate must submit a written, signed and dated letter of intent between 8:00 AM-February 2, 2017 and 5:00 PM-March 3, 2017. We recommend that you confirm receipt of your letter of intent with the TCC Executive Secretary prior to March 3rd. We may not know of the submission of your letter of intent; but we can confirm the receipt of your letter of intent.

Individuals may submit a letter of intent for AFN Village Representative and IRHA Commissioner Seats but they must be nominated from the floor to declare themselves a candidate.

Letter of intent must be received by fax, mail or delivered in person no later than 5:00 PM on March 3, 2017 to:

Tanana Chiefs Conference
ATTN: Norma Dahl, Executive Secretary
122 First Avenue, Suite 600
Fairbanks, AK 99701
1-800-478-6822 ext.3112 FAX # (907) 459-3884

 

 

Background Checks

Background Checks & the Presidential Election

The background check deadline is February 10th, 2017. Applications can be obtained from TCC Human Resources at humanresources@tananachiefs.org or at 907-452-8251 ext.3155

ICPA BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION:

The Indian Child Protection Act (ICPA), requires TCC employees to pass a federal background check, and the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act requires TCC employees to pass a state background check.

TCC leadership has made the commitment to both comply with current law and advocate for reasonable changes in background check requirements. As part of compliance, TCC presidential candidates must submit their complete background check application which includes fingerprints by February 10th submitted to Heather Rogers, Human Resources Director. This allows enough time for the check to be complete. Only those candidates that pass the background check will be eligible to continue as official candidates for the March 16, 2017 election. This process was mandated in the 2014 Presidential Election as well.

2017 TCC ELECTIONS: ELECTION RULES

RULE 10. MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED
To be elected to a position, nominees are required to receive a majority vote from the votes cast by the TCC Board. If no nominee receives a majority vote on a ballot, the Election Committee shall conduct a subsequent ballot provided by these Election Rules until a nominee receives a majority vote.

RULE 11. FAILURE TO ACHIEVE MAJORITY

  1. In the event of a tie occurring for a Subregional seat, a coin toss will occur to determine the outcome of the election.

  2. Ballots where there are four (4) nominees or more. If no nominee receives a majority vote on the first ballot the following rules will apply with the intent to eliminate candidates to achieve a majority:

    The Election Committee will eliminate all nominees except for the three (3) nominees receiving the highest number of votes and conduct a subsequent ballot.

    If there are three (3) or more candidates that receive the second highest number of votes, all those with the second highest number of votes will proceed to the next ballot including the candidate with the most votes. The remaining candidates will be eliminated.

    If there is a tie for candidates with the third highest vote and there are two (2) or more candidates that receive the first and/or second highest number of votes, only the two (2) or more candidates that receive the highest number of votes will proceed to the next ballot. The rest will be eliminated.

    If there are more than three (3) candidates tied for first highest vote, all of those receiving the first highest will proceed to the next ballot. The rest will be eliminated.

    If all but one candidate ties for second, the Election Committee will distribute an “elimination ballot” that includes only the nominees who tied for second. The Election Committee will eliminate the one nominee receiving the lowest number of votes on the “elimination ballot” and resume the balloting between all remaining nominees.

  3. Ballots where there are three (3) nominees. If no nominee receives a majority vote on a ballot having three (3) nominees, the Election Committee will eliminate the one nominee receiving the lowest number of votes, and conduct a subsequent ballot. If all three (3) nominees tie for the votes cast, the Election Committee shall conduct a subsequent ballot including all nominees. If two nominees tie for the fewest votes cast, the Committee will distribute an “elimination ballot” that includes only the two nominees who tied for the fewest votes cast on the prior ballot. The Election Committee will eliminate the one nominee receiving the lowest number of votes on the “elimination ballot” and resume the balloting between all remaining nominees.

  4. Ballots with two (2) nominees. The nominee receiving a majority vote shall be elected. If neither nominee receives a majority vote, the Election Committee will prepare another ballot without elimination of the nominee receiving the fewer votes. This Election Committee will repeat this process as necessary until one nominee receives a majority vote.

*Majority is based on the number of Directors present for the 2017 Full Board of Director’s roll call.