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.
Shareholder Relations Committee (updated March 27, 2017)
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 quarter and fourth quarter, 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.
2017 February - March (weather permitting):
- Feb. 1 - Akiachak (6p at Bingo Hall). Feb 2. - Kwethluk (12pm at Bingo Hall) and Napaskiak (6pm at Bingo Hall). Feb. 3 - Pilot Station (12pm at City Office).
- Feb. 8 - Emmonak (4pm at Duplex Bldg.). Feb. 10 - St. Mary's (12pm at City Hall).
- March 1 - Bethel (6pm at the Cultural Center). March 2 - Chefornak (12pm at Complex).
Weathered out / Postponed
- Aniak, Chevak, Hooper Bay, Nunapitchuk, Quinhagak, Toksook Bay, Upper Kalskag
- PDF version of the presentation: click here (2.41MB, v7Feb)
- 2016-2017 Board of Directors sheet (pdf, 555kb)
- 2016-2017 Board Committee and Affiliate seats (pdf, 212kb)
- Map of Units (jpeg, 506 kb)
- Board of Directors Code of Business Ethics (pdf, 613 kb--updated October 2016)
- Calista Corporation Bylaws (pdf, 125 kb--updated October 2014)
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 responsibility for hiring and reviewing the performance of the company’s president/CEO, establishing broad policies and objectives, for approving budgets and ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources.
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, with the deadline for candidate solicitation announced at that time. To learn exactly when candidate applications are accepted, please watch for the Storyknife newsletter, special mailings, and/or announcements online such as 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.
Note: To send a message to a Director, go to the Contact Us page and fill out the contact form.
Myron P. Naneng, Sr., Director
Home Village: Hooper Bay
Hooper Bay, Paimuit, Chevak, Scammon Bay
JoAnn Werning, Director
Home Village: Alakanuk
Alakanuk, Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), Bill Moore's Slough, Hamilton, Emmonak
Robert L. Beans, Secretary
Home Village: Mountain Village
Kotlik, Chuloonawick, Mountain Village, Pitka's Point, St. Mary's
George Guy, Vice-Chair
Home Village: Kwethluk
Kwethluk, Napaskiak, Oscarville, Napakiak, Eek
Johnny Evan, Treasurer
Home Village: Tuntutuliak
Tuntutuliak, Quinhagak, Goodnews Bay, Platinum, Kwigillingok, Kipnuk, Kongiganak
Wayne Don, Director
Home Village: Mekoryuk
Mekoryuk, Chefornak, Toksook Bay, Umkumiut, Tununak, Nightmute, Newtok
Margaret Pohjola, Board Chair
Home Village: Chuathbaluk
Lime Village, Stony River, Sleetmute, Red Devil, Crooked Creek, Georgetown, Napaimute, Chuathbaluk, Aniak, Kalskag (Upper), Lower Kalskag
Willie Kasayulie, Director
Home Village: Akiachak
Tuluksak, Akiak, Akiachak, Atmautluak, Nunapitchuk, Kasigluk
Earl Samuelson, Sr., Director
Home Village: Bethel
Leslie R. Hunter, Sr., Director
Home Village: Marshall
Andreafski, Pilot Station, Marshall, Ohagamuit, Russian Mission
Robert J. Hoffman, Director
Home Village: Bethel