Senior Citizens Advisory Commission

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Advise the Mayor and the Assembly with respect to aspects which bear upon the welfare of senior citizens, that are within the limited powers of a second class Borough;
  • Conduct surveys and compile and disseminate, for the benefit of senior citizens, information on housing, health, nutrition, transportation, education, recreation, legal services, and social/mental health services;
  • Carry out educational and public relations program designed to create public awareness to the needs of senior citizens and the community services which seniors can provide;
  • Assist and provide programs that alert elderly persons of the resources and services available to them;
  • Perform other such duties and functions as may from time to time be authorized, directed or assigned by the Mayor.


Meetings are held on the second Thursday of January, April, July, and October at 12:00 p.m. This information will be routinely updated to reflect any upcoming meetings. To watch live meetings, citizens may access them through the links below. Please note once the meeting has started a live red button will be available. If you are having issues, try refreshing your web browser.

The next Senior Citizens Advisory Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, Juanita Helms Administration Center, 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks.

Additional Information

Citizens' Comments A

Agenda items not scheduled for public hearing

Citizens' Comments B

Items other than those appearing on the agenda

How to Provide Testimony

In-Person or Telephonic Testimony

Once an agenda is published, citizens may sign up to testify in person or telephonically by doing one of the following:

  • Calling the Clerk's Office at 907-459-1401 no later than 11 a.m. on the day of the meeting;
  • Completing the online sign-up form no later than 11 a.m. on the day of the meeting; or 
  • Signing up in person before the meeting has been called to order.

During the meeting, the Chair will invite citizens to the table or ask the Clerk to call citizens when it is their turn to speak. Please note the following:

  • Phone calls to citizens will come from an out-of-state number.
  • If a phone call is not answered, the Chair will move to the next citizen who has signed up.
  • Testimony will be heard in the order in which citizens have signed up.
  • Each citizen will have three minutes to provide testimony.
  • Other citizens attending in person may provide comments after those who have signed up.

Written Testimony

Citizens may submit comments using the online contact form or at