Patricia Phillips, City of Pelican Mayor to Speak at Alaska Rural Energy Conference

Patricia Phillips, City of Pelican Mayor to Speak at Alaska Rural Energy Conference

City of Pelican Mayor, Patricia Phillips,will speak at the 2014 Alaska Rural Energy Conference.  Patricia’s mayoral duties include project administration, budgeting, and community involvement. She also is responsible for management of essential city services including water, sewer, garbage, harbor, health clinic, seafood facility, Pelican Fuels, and the Pelican Utility District (electric utility).  Pelican is a RUBA (Rural Utility Business Adviser Program) community.  Patricia has also served as a city council and school board member. 

Patricia has served on the Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council for Federal Subsistence management since 1994.  She is also on the Southeast Conference board of directors, a regional non-profit organization that advances the collective interests of the people, communities and businesses of Southeast Alaska.

Patricia received a University of Alaska –Fairbanks Bachelor of Arts Rural Development: Tribal and Local Government Administration, and holds certificates from the Alaska Municipal Management Association; and the Village Management Institute at Sheldon Jackson College.

Patricia and James Phillips, own a commercial fishing enterprise - They raised four sons actively engaged in commercial fishing.

Conference Registration

If you have not registered for this year’s Conference, visit to take advantage of our early bird rates while they last!  To sponsor or become a vendor, please visit to review this year’s levels and benefits of participation.

Conference Accommodations

The Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center is offering reduced rates for Alaska Rural Energy Conference attendees.  Call the Westmark directly at 1-800-544-0970 and give them the hotel code AREC092814 for discounted rates or book online at

All attendees using the conference code AREC092814 to book a room at the Westmark Fairbanks during the conference will be eligible for a drawing of one free room night at this property.  All Westmark Fairbanks rooms come with free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and free parking.

Conference rates will expire August 28th, 2014, or when room block is filled. Book your room now and save!

Note: The Westmark’s South Tower has recently undergone renovations and attendees are encouraged to request these beautiful new rooms.

Please feel free to call Max Frey at (907) 474-1143 or email at in regards to all questions and comments.

Photo: Patricia Phillips. Courtesy of Patricia Phillips.