Board Meetings

Board of Directors Meeting First Quarter 2021

 Meeting Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. INVOCATION
  4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  5. CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT
  6. MEMBER COMMENTS (limited to 3 min per member)
  7. ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Leslie Need
    1. 2021 Annual Meeting Preparation Update
    2. Nominations Update & BOD Elections for 2021 (Deadhorse, Utqiaġvik, Nuiqsut)
    3. Election Judges & Nominating Committee Resolution
  8. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING MINUTES
    1. Jan 22nd, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes
    2. Jan 22nd, 2021 Executive Session Minutes
    3. March 23rd, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes
    4. March 23rd, 2021 Executive Session Minutes
  9. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
    1. General Manager’s Report – Jens Laipenieks
    2. Regulatory Update – Jens Laipenieks
  10. NETWORK OPERATIONS REPORT
    1. Network Operations Activities, 1st Quarter, 2021 – Brian DeMarco
  11. CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE REPORT
    1. Marketing Recap, 1st Quarter, 2021 – Stacy Marshall
  12. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  13. BOARD ACTION ON EXECUTIVE SESSION ISSUES
    1. Estate Retirement Resolution
    2. Audit Acceptance Approval
  14. COMMITTEE REPORTS
    1. Tribal Engagement Committee
      1. Members: All Board Members
      2. To the extend the recipient serves Tribal lands, documents or information demonstrating that the ETC had discussions with Tribal governments that, at a minimum, included:
        1. A needs assessment and deployment planning with focus on a Tribal community anchor institutions, Review of the current year and next year’s project activity in Executive Session – Luke/Brian
        2. Feasibility and sustainability planning; See Item 10. E Financial Report in Executive Session – Clover
        3. Marketing services in a culturally sensitive manner; Presented in Stacy’s Report
        4. Rights of way processes, land us permitting, facilities siting, environmental and cultural preservation review processes; Presented in Brian’s Report
        5. Is there compliance with Tribal business and licensing requirements? If so, are we in compliance? Presented in Brian’s Report
        6. Annual solicitation clarifying Board member representation of Native Village in Telecom matters – Annual letter detailing current Board of Directors
    2. Product Committee – Stacy
      1. Sophie
      2. Pearl
    3. Audit Committee – Clover
      1. John
      2. Della
    4. Scholarship Committee Report – Stacy
      1. Trish
      2. Sophie
    5. Policy Review Committee Report
      1. Marietta
      2. Pearl
      3. Trish
  15. VILLAGE CONCERNS & DISCUSSION
    1. Presentation by Directors of information, member’s issues, concerns, and suggestions about telecommunications services in each ASTAC exchange:
      • Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Utqiaġvik Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, Wainwright
  16. GENERAL INTEREST ITEMS: Megan Clapper Admin & HR Manager
    1. HR Activity for Q1 2021
    2. 2021 Board Meeting Dates (proposed)
      1. Q2 2021 – Proposed: Friday, July 23, 2021
      2. Q3 2021 – Proposed: Friday, October 23, 2021
    3. 2021 Annual Meeting Dates
      1. Proposed September – October in person, or virtual as neede
  17. ADJOURNMENT