Elections for the Birchwood Community Council officers and board members are held in October.  Officers and board members serve for two years.


For more information about the officers and board, please see the BCC Bylaws.



BCC Officers


Debbie Ossiander

Phone 688-2308

Email  ossiander@hotmail.com


Co- Chair / CBERRRSA Road Board rep/
Birchwood Master Plan update alternate

Matt Cruickshank

Phone  907-631-1450

Email  MJFC4TH@gmail.com


Secretary /Treasurer/Birchwood Airport Master Plan/CBERRRSA Road Board Alternate

Val Jokela

Phone  907.748-5762

Email  birchwoodcouncil@gmail.com 


Secretary for Publicity

Benjamin Westveer


Email  benalaska@gmail.com


FCC Delegate

Carol Perkins

Email  66togo@gmail.com


Member-At-Large/CERAB rep

Patty Friend 


Email  sambucus7@gmail.com


Parks and Recreation Representative

Barbara Trost


Email  birchwoodcouncil@gmail.com


Community Patrol

Jeff Hartley

Phone  907.223.7411

Email  jhartley62@hotmail.com





CBERRRSA = Chugiak/Birchwood/Eagle River Rural Road Service Area

Consortium = Consortium of Chugiak-Eagle River Community Councils

C/ER Parks & Rec = Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation

FCC = Federation of Community Councils

CERAB = Chugiak Eagle River Advisory Board



Community Councils Center


Community Patrols


Chugiak Eagle River Advisory Board


Federation of Community Councils