Calista encourages Shareholders to provide feedback and direction to the company by speaking with their representative Board members, or by serving on the Board directly. (Note: Annual Meeting information is found here.)

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  • Shareholder Relations Committee

    Formed in 2004, Calista Corporation’s Shareholder Relations Committee is comprised of five members from the Board of Directors. Each year, generally in the first and fourth quarters, they travel to communities around the YK Delta to provide updates on Calista’s operations and activities. One or two staff members usually join the committee.

    This section will be updated when tour dates are confirmed.

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  • General duties

    Members of Calista Corporation’s Board of Directors are elected by Shareholders to provide guidance to the company on a variety of matters. Their duties include the responsibility of hiring and reviewing the performance of the company’s president/CEO, establishing broad policies and objectives, approving budgets and ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources.

  • Elections

    Elections are held annually, with the final count of votes determined by an independent Certified Public Accounting firm at the annual meeting. Terms last for three years.

  • How to be a Board of Director candidate

    Board of Director candidate solicitation generally opens a few months before the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, with the deadline for candidate solicitation announced at that time. To learn exactly when candidate applications are accepted, please watch for the Storyknife newsletter announcement, special mailings and/or announcements online such as on the Calista Facebook page. To ensure you are notified of candidate openings, please provide Shareholder Records with your current contact information.

  • Who can be a candidate

    Calista Board of Director candidates must be at least 18 years old and must be a Calista Corporation Shareholder.

  • Current Board Members / Units

    Myron P. Naneng, Sr., Director

    Home Village: Hooper Bay

    Villages Represented: Unit 1, to include Hooper Bay, Paiumiut, Chevak and Scammon Bay


    Joann Werning, Director

    Home Village: Alakanuk

    Villages Represented: Unit 2, to include Alakanuk, Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), Bill Moore’s Slough, Hamilton and Emmonak


    Robert L. Beans, Secretary

    Home Village: Mountain Village

    Villages Represented: Unit 3, to include Kotlik, Chuloonawick, Mountain Village, Pitka’s Point and St. Mary’s


    George Guy, Vice-Chair

    Home Village: Kwethluk

    Villages Represented: Unit 4, to include Kwethluk, Mapaskiak, Oscarville, Napakiak and Eek


    Johnny Evan, Director

    Home Village: Tuntutuliak

    Villages Represented: Unit 5, to include Tuntutuliak, Quinhagak, Goodnews Bay, Platinum, Kwigillingok, Kipnuk and Kongiginak


    Wayne Don, Chair

    Home Village: Mekoryuk

    Village Represented: Unit 6, to include Mekoryuk, Chefornak, Tooksook Bay, Umkumiut, Tununak, Nightmute, Newtok


    Margaret Pohjola, Treasurer

    Home Village: Chuathbaluk

    Village Represented: Unit 7, to include Lime Village, Stony River, Sleetmute, Red Devil, Crooked Creek, Georgetown, Napaimute, Chuathbaluk, Aniak, Kalskag (Upper), Lower Kalskag


    Willie Kasayulie, Director

    Home Village: Akiachak

    Villages Represented: Unit 8, to include Tuluksak, Akiak, Akiachak, Atmautluak, Nunapitchuk, Kasigluk


    Earl Samuelson, Sr., Director

    Home Village: Bethel

    Villages Represented: Unit 9, to include Bethel


    Leslie R. Hunter, Sr., Director

    Home Villages: Marshall

    Villages Represented: Unit 10, to include Andreafski, Pilot Station, Marshall, Ohagamuit, Russian Mission


    Robert J. Hoffman, Director

    Home Village: Bethel

    Villages Represented: At Large, to include any Shareholder