Health and Social Services Commission

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish priorities and allocate and award money funded under the State of Alaska Human Services Community Matching Grant (HSCMG) Program and funds appropriated by the Borough Assembly to qualified grantees for any local matches needed for grants received by nonprofit organizations serving the health and social services needs of the borough community.
  • Identify the health and social goals and needs of the community and stimulate coordination and maximum use of existing and planned facilities, services and human resources to meet these identified community needs.
  • Cooperate with all appropriate agencies in the preparation of plans and procedures for attainment of community goals through the coordination of existing programs.
  • Determine resources available for dealing with the health and social needs of the Borough.


Meetings are scheduled to be held at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of March, June, September, and December. The following information is updated routinely to reflect upcoming meetings:

The next Health and Social Services Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, Juanita Helms Administration Center, 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks, AK.

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 11:30 a.m. on the day of the meeting;
  • Completing the online sign-up form no later than 11:30 a.m. on the day of the meeting; or
  • Signing up in person before the meeting.

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