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Boards/Commissions

The Fairbanks North Star Borough has a number of boards and commissions that act to advise and direct various activities of our local government. They are established by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Code of Ordinances, specifically the section on Boards and Commissions. Once established, generally the Mayor appoints and the Assembly confirms new members and re-appointments.

We are always looking for citizens to participate in these various boards and commissions as vacancies occur. It is a great way to be involved in your community. Members of the boards and commissions must be qualified voters of the borough and remain residents of the borough while in office. Civic-minded individuals who wish to contribute some of their time in support of local government are invited to apply. Click here for an application.

If you are interested in becoming a Road Service Area Commissioner please click here for an application.

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If you would like to volunteer to serve on a board or commission, please contact the Mayor's office at 459-1304 or email at mayor@fnsb.us.

NOTE: If an agenda is available for a board and/or commission meeting, there will be a link provided from the section below to the agenda.

Air Pollution Control Commission
Animal Control Commission
Board of Equalization
Carlson Center Advisory Board
Chena Riverfront Commission
Early Childhood Development Commission
Economic Development Commission
Emergency Services Commission
Health and Social Services Commission
Historic Preservation Commission
Investment Advisory Committee
Land Management Advisory Commission
Landscape Review Board
Library Commission
Parks and Recreation
Planning Commission
Platting Board
Recycling Commission
Road Service Revolving Loan Fund Board
Salaries and Emoluments Commissions
Senior Citizens Advisory Commission
Trails Advisory Commission
Transportation Advisory Commission



Air Pollution Control Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.48 to develop comprehensive plans for the prevention, abatement, and control of air pollution in the borough. The commission consists of seven voting members and is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. For information call 459-1005 or email tthompson@fnsb.us.
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Animal Control Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.38 to review the Animal Control Program and to conduct animal bite hearings. They are supported by the Animal Control Division. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012.
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Board of Equalization
Established by ordinance under Chapter 3.24 to hear appeals of property tax assessments. This board falls under State Law and does not need to be reauthorized. Meetings - between April 1 and May 15, following mailing of current year assessments. To file an appeal, please visit the Assessing Department. Call 459-1429 or email dhellickson@fnsb.us with any questions.
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Carlson Center Advisory Board
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.65 to review and monitor the operation of the John A. Carlson Community Center and make recommendations to the mayor and the assembly concerning the mission and goals of the center and the various policies for implementation of these goals. The board shall also serve as a focal point for public comment and involvement concerning the operation of this publicly owned facility. It is supported administratively by the Parks and Recreation Department. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. The Carlson Center Advisory Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of February, May, August, and November at 3:30 P.M. at the Carlson Center. For further information, contact the Parks and Recreation Dept. at 459-1070, or email to parks@fnsb.us.
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Chena Riverfront Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.37 to develop appropriate plans for riverfront development of the Chena River, the Commission is supported administratively by the Community Planning Department. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. Contact Laura McLean at 459-1273 or via email for further info.
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Early Childhood Development Commission
Established by ordinance under Ordinance 2000-017, and administratively supported by the Health & Social Services Division, the Early Childhood Development Commission seeks to educate and advocate on issues relating to early childhood development and school readiness. This commission falls under State Law and does not need to be reauthorized. The regular meeting time is normally the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon. Contact Cheryl Keepers at 459-1287 or email for more information.
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Economic Development Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.75 to actively promote, foster and coordinate public and private initiatives that create or increase profitable employment opportunities which improve our community's standard of living, quality of life, and the sustainability of our diverse urban and rural life styles. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2010.
For more information go to Economic Development Website.
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Emergency Services Commission
In response to better address the emergency services provided in the borough, in 2010 the assembly re-established by ordinance 2010-43, the emergency services commission which last met in 1999. According to borough code, the commission is tasked with evaluating all service districts, area-wide, and non-area-wide (areas outside city limits) services provided by the borough regarding communication, ambulance, rescue and related medical services, fire service, emergency management, disaster planning and response, civil defense and hazardous material response. A major task is to formulate a long-term plan to guide efficient and economical delivery of quality services in the borough. The commission will hold public meetings throughout the borough to elicit input from citizens concerning the desired levels of services and costs for delivery of all emergency services and concerns of equity to remote areas of the borough. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2010.
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Health and Social Services Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.67, in part, to establish priorities and make allocations among services funded under state of Alaska human services community matching grants and to identify the health and social goals and needs of the community and to stimulate coordination and maximum use of existing and planned facilities, services and human resources to meet these identified community needs. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. The Health and Social Services Commission generally meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers, BAC, 809 Pioneer Rd, Fairbanks. Meeting dates are subject to change. Contact Cheryl Keepers at 459-1287 or email for more information.
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Historic Preservation Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.64 to prepare and maintain an inventory of historical structures and sites in the borough, develop and maintain a local historical preservation plan, make recommendations on local projects affecting historic preservation, and review area nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012.
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Investment Advisory Committee
Established by ordinance under Chapter 3.04 to review the quarterly investment reports and make recommendations and suggestions to the mayor and the assembly for the conduct and improvement of the borough investment program. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. Contact the Finance Department for more information at 459-1376 or email finance@fnsb.us.
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Land Management Advisory Commission
Established by ordinance under Ordinance 2000-23, and administratively supported by the Land Management Division, the Land Management Advisory Commission is charged with advising the Mayor and Land Management Division on long term land management issues, reviewing land management policies and procedures and recommending any changes. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012.
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Landscape Review Board
Established by Ordinance 2007-04, adding a new section to Chapter 18.48 to provide for a special landscape area overlay zone, amending 18.54.060 zoning permit requirements to include landscaping, and amending 1.04.050 to add a violation of the zoning permit and landscaping requirements to the fine schedule. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was authorized in 2013.
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Library Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.32 to prepare and submit to the borough mayor a recommended budget for the Fairbanks North Star Borough public library expendable trust fund; hear appeals of the decisions of the library's selection committee on requests for reconsideration of materials; and make recommendations to the mayor regarding library policies. Also working in support of our libraries are the Library Foundation and the Noel Wien Library Support Group. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., Noel Wien Library.
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Parks and Recreation Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.36 to review the parks and recreation facilities of the borough and make recommendations, assist in the preparation of a comprehensive parks and recreation plan and the annual budget, and make recommendations from applications for names of parks and park facilities and placement of memorials and plaques. It is supported administratively by the Parks and Recreation Department. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. The Parks & Rec. Commission meets the 3rd Monday of each month in the Big Dipper Ice Arena at 5:00 p.m. For further information, contact Linda Ingham at 459-1068, or email to parks@fnsb.us.
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Planning Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.40 to prepare and recommend to the assembly appropriate policies, plans and ordinances for the implementation of the municipal planning, official map, comprehensive plan and zoning functions, act as an appeals body of decisions of the Platting Board, and act upon requests for exceptions to the zoning code Title 18. Supported by the Community Planning Department, this is the most active of all the boards and commissions at the borough, generally meeting twice each month. This commission falls under State Law and does not need to be reauthorized.
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Platting Board
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.39, within Title 17, to approve, disapprove or return for modification or correction subdivisions, plats and replats; approve or disapprove dedications and vacations; impose special standards and restrictions, and make recommendations for changes to the platting code Title 17 to the Borough Assembly. Supported by the Community Planning Department, it is also a very active board, meeting once or twice monthly. This commission falls under State Law and does not need to be reauthorized.
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Recycling Commission
Established by Ordinance 2009-39 amending FNSB Chapter 8.12 concerning the Recycling Program and reestablishing or continuing the Recycling Commission. The duties of the commission include; increasing public awareness of the recycling program, recommend changes to the recycling program, and recommend approved recyclers. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was authorized in 2009.
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Road Service Revolving Loan Fund Board
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.95 to assist in the administration of the Road Service Revolving Loan Fund and to process and recommend for approval loan applications from the road service areas. The Board shall be governed by Chapter 2.21 except as provided in this Chapter. The Board shall be composed of five board members and two alternates appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the assembly. It is supported administratively by the Financial Services Department.
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Salaries and Emoluments Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.22 to advise the assembly as to appropriate compensation, including salaries, benefits and allowances, if any, of elected officials. This commission falls under State Law and does not need to be reauthorized. For meetings contact the Human Resources Department at 459-1202 or email hr@fnsb.us.
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Senior Citizens Advisory Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.70, to advise the mayor and the assembly with respect to aspects which bear upon the welfare of senior citizens, and to develop and provide information to help senior citizens with resources available to them within the borough. It is supported administratively by the Parks and Recreation Department. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. The Senior Advisory Commission meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:00 Noon in the Big Dipper Ice Arena Conference Room. For further information, contact the Parks and Recreation Dept. at 459-1070, or email parks@fnsb.us.
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Trails Advisory Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.62 to be the advisory body to borough government on matters relating to trails within the borough, especially relating to the comprehensive recreational trails plan, a component of the Comprehensive Plan of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. This commission replaces the duties of the Parks and Recreation Commission in regard to trails and the borough trail system. It is supported administratively by the Parks and Recreation Department. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance. This commission was reauthorized in 2012. The Trails Advisory Commission meets quarterly as described by ordinance 2.62. For further information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 459-1070 or e-mail parks@fnsb.us.
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Transportation Advisory Commission
Established by ordinance under Chapter 2.56 to maintain a continuous review of the public transportation system of the borough and all its aspects including rate structures, route extensions and changes, and make recommendations to the borough mayor and the transportation director concerning present and future needs. It is supported administratively by the Transportation Department. This commission is up for reauthorization every six years, by ordinance, and was reauthorized in 2012. For meetings contact the Transportation Dept. at 459-1002 or email transportation@fnsb.us.
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