Boards & Commissions
The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) 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 serve on 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.
Covid-19 Meeting Information
Regular and special Board and Commission meetings are conducted in-person and by zoom or zoom-only based upon the Borough Risk Matrix FNSB Operational Status and if the Juanita Helms Administration Center is otherwise open to the public.
How to Listen to Board and Commission Meetings
There are two ways to listen to Board and Commission meetings:
- FNSB Live Stream Webcasts
Boards and Commission meetings are live streamed through FNSB Live Webcasts. View information on how to stream from our webpage (PDF).
How to Obtain Agendas
Agendas are available online at least five working days prior to a meeting.
Paper copies of agendas and meeting packets are available on meeting days at the front entrance of the JHAC or in the main lobby on the first floor if the facility is open to the public.
How to Provide Testimony:
There are two ways to provide testimony:
- Verbal Testimony
To speak to items on the agenda sign up online.
- Written Testimony
To provide written testimony contact the Department of Community Planning at 907-459-1260.
Citizens comments will be heard from citizens in the order in which they have signed up. Once you are placed into the meeting the Chair will ask that you state your name, spell your last name, and provide your neighborhood or place of residence for the record, then you will have 3 minutes to comment. A few helpful hints when participating telephonically:
- Use a land line and avoid speakerphone, if possible
- Speak clearly and loudly
- Ensure a quiet background environment
- Wait to be called on by the Chair