Sharon Alden, (incumbent) moved to Fairbanks from California in 1989 to work as a forecaster for the National Weather Service. With the exception of 2 1/2 years in Pocatello Idaho, she remained in Fairbanks and now works at the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center as a Fire Weather Meteorologist.
Sharon’s community involvement in the past included some time as a Sea Explorer and Girl Scout leader. She started an education and research grant at San Francisco State University, worked on the Fairbanks-Yakutsk, Russia sister city project, and volunteered for several years as a Literacy Council ESL tutor and 5 1/2 years as a Big Sister.
Sharon’s interest in Fairbanks Community Cooperative Market stems from a desire to see a member owned grocery store near the downtown area that will encourage greater local production of food.