Our Council and Staff Members

Our Council Members

Traci Maczynski,  Chairperson

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Traci Maczynski holds seat C until 2020 and currently serves as Chairperson.

Rebecca Wilmarth,  Vice Chairperson

37EAF7B6-FD69-4CF7Rebecca Wilmarth holds seat E until 2018 and current serves as Vice Chairperson.

Valerie Dudley, Treasurer/Secretary

Valerie Dudley holds seat B until 2020 and is the Environmental Committee Chairperson.

Valerie Dudley is the daughter of Sonny and Irene (Fredericks) Venes. She was born and raised in Bethel and graduated from BRHS in 1995. In 2009, her and her husband, Ben, moved their family to Wasilla where they are raising their 3 sons- Caden, Ty and Connor. She is a Trainer at the UAA Child Welfare Academy and plans to pursue a Masters of Social Work in the coming years. Valerie is excited to be returning as a member to the Georgetown Tribal Council having served 1 term in the early 2000s. 

Gary Fredericks, Member

Gary Fredericks holds seat D until 2019 and is the Land Committee Chairperson.

Stacy Turner, Member

 seat A until 2019.

Committee Members

Environmental Committee

Debby Hartman

Jonathan Samuelson

Renee Fredericks

Kattie Wilmarth

Valerie Dudley

Enrollment Committee

Traci Maczynski

Rebecca Wilmarth

Land Committee

Gary Fredericks

Debby Hartman

Michael Fredericks

Father Michael Fredericks

David Kutch Jr.

Policy Review Committee

Rebecca Wilmarth

Valerie Dudley

David Kutch Jr.

Stacy Turner


Our Staff Members

Will Hartman, Tribal Administrator


Will, a second generation Tribal member, was born in Anchorage and has lived along the Kuskokwim river most of his life. He is a Bethel High School graduate, and has a background in construction, working for various contractors around the state.  Will began working for GTC as the Tribal Member Liaison in October of 2007, and soon after became Project Director for the ANA Tribal Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Camp. He is currently enrolled in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Tribal Management Program

Meredith Witte, Environmental Coordinator

Meredith is passionate about environmental stewardship and taking a proactive stance towards ensuring a safe and environmentally healthy future in the community. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2014 and 2016, respectively, with a focus in environmental studies and health and safety. She currently live in Eagle River with her husband and their two dogs and is an avid outdoor enthusiasts. 

Eric Dietrich, Program Director 


Eric began working with Georgetown as a Americorp Vista volunteer designing our member database. He was hired as a permanent staff member in January  2008. He is in charge of maintaining all IT systems for GTC, and has been integral in the development of our GIS database. Eric is currently working on future web based projects for GTC.

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