Seven 91ϳԹ 91ϳԹ Win 2024 Early Bird Proxy Prizes

Nearly 11,000 91ϳԹ Eligible for All Prize Drawings

May 30, 2024

(91ϳԹ) – Seven 91ϳԹ 91ϳԹ are winners of regular Early Bird proxy prizes in the 2024 Annual Meeting of 91ϳԹ. The prizes are randomly drawn by Sramek Hightower, a certified public accounting firm in Anchorage that serves as the Inspector of Elections.

Approximately 10,700 91ϳԹ who voted online by 5 p.m. on May 24 qualified for the regular Early Bird prizes and were entered in all remaining prize drawings. The winners are:

  • $10,000 Prize – Sean T. Ward (Aniak)
  • $2,500 Prize – Jo Ann Evans (Bethel)
  • $1,000 Prize –
    • Matthew A. Kristovich (Fairbanks)
    • Shawn P. Pattison (Anchorage)
    • Bryant L. Akaran (Kotlik)
    • James Evans (Bethel)
    • Lorraine J. Brown (Eek)

About 3 in 4 Elders who have voted did so online. Nearly 7 in 10 voters finished in less than 3 minutes.  

The deadline to qualify for Regular Proxy Prizes is 5 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Monday, June 3. All valid paper and online proxies physically received by this deadline qualify. There are 10 prizes totaling $17,000.

“Over half of eligible 91ϳԹ voters this year are under the age of 40, so offering digital options is important. We designed voting at to be easily done with a smartphone in the Y-K Region.” – Thom Aparuk Leonard, vice president of corporate affairs

Proxy prizes are only awarded if enough 91ϳԹ vote and quorum is reached. This makes the Annual Meeting valid. Learn more at .

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