Historic Preservation Commission

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain an inventory of buildings and sites of historical, cultural, architectural, geographic and archaeological significance located in the Borough.
  • Develop a local historical preservation plan that is compatible with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Plan and produces information about resources that is compatible with the Alaska Heritage Resource Survey.
  • Develop and review nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for properties within the Borough.
  • Review and make recommendations on local projects.
  • Establish priorities and make recommendations for the use of funds available for the preservation and rehabilitation of local historic properties according to the Borough Historic Preservation Plan.
  • Develop a plan for the continuing education of Borough residents regarding historic preservation and the history of the Borough.
  • Recommend to the Borough Mayor actions within the powers of the Borough that will support the enforcement of the ordinance codified in Chapter 4.52 FNSBC and the Alaska Historic Preservation Act.
  • Report to the Borough Assembly on the Commission's activities.


Meetings are scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every March, June, September and December. The following information is updated routinely to reflect 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 meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, Juanita Helms Administration Center, 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks, AK.

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:

  1. Calling the Clerk's office at 907-459-1401 no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting;
  2. Completing the online sign-up form no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting; or 
  3. Signing up in person before the meeting.

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

  • 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 Historic_Preservation_Commission@fnsb.gov.