Our Council Member
Traci Maczynski holds seat C until 2020 and currently serves as Chairperson. Traci is the Enrollment Committee Chairperson.
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. Valerie is the Environmental Committee Chairperson.
Stacy Turner holds seat A until 2019
Gary Fredericks holds seat D until 2019 and is the Land Committee Chairperson.
Will Hartman holds seat E until 2021.
Will is a second-generation tribal member currently residing in Fishhook, Alaska, but has spent most of his life living along the Kuskokwim River. He began working for GTC in October of 2007, and is now serving as a Tribal Council Member. Will is the Policy Committee Chairperson.
Father Michael Fredericks
David Kutch Jr.
Policy Review Committee
David Kutch Jr.
“Ozzy Escarate joined the GTC team in April 2019 and is thrilled to serve the community of Georgetown and its membership. He earned an B.S. in business management with a focus in operations. He is passionate about rural development and staying active running, cycling and hiking around Alaska. In 2008, he completed the Boston Marathon successfully and has completed a few others along the way. Ozzy Escarate lives in Eagle River, Alaska.”
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.
Courtney Osolnik was hired as the Environmental Coordinator for the GTC in May of 2019. Courtney is originally from Pedro Bay, Alaska where she began her career in tribal government and grant management. Growing up in rural Alaska, Courtney gained a firm understanding of the unique challenges facing rural Alaska as well as the importance of maintaining cultural knowledge and traditional subsistence practices. Courtney is currently attending the University of Alaska Anchorage in pursuit of a degree in Environmental Engineering.
Council and Staff
Environmental Program Assistant
Sam Bundy joined the Georgetown Tribal Council as the Environmental Program Assistant in June 2019. Sam is a recent graduate from Alaska Pacific University with a B.S. in Marine and Environmental Science. His education has provided him with an acute understanding of the challenges that Alaska will face in the coming decades due to climate change and he is eager to help the GTC adapt to climate change. Sam may be a recent transplant to Alaska but he is always looking for opportunities to learn more about the culture and history of Alaska’s diverse people.