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
The Juanita Helms Administration Center (JHAC), including the assembly chambers, is closed to the public at this time.
Due to the current public health emergency the following procedures are in place to allow citizens to continue listening to meetings, to participate in meetings by submitting written comments and to testify telephonically. Thank you for your willingness to comply with these protocols and your patience as we navigate new procedures.
How to Listen to Board and Commission Meetings
There are two ways to listen to Board and Commission meetings.
- FNSB Live Stream Webcasts from the fnsb.gov website
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.
How to Provide Testimony:
There Are Two Ways To Provide Testimony.
To speak to items on the agenda sign up online.
Members of the public wishing to provide comments on items not on the agenda may do so by signing up online.
What to Expect When Testifying During Citizens Comments
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
Current Meeting Agenda
The agenda is available in our Agenda Center.
After reviewing the agenda, complete one of the following forms to sign up to testify.
Public Comments: Citizens may speak on any matter during the allotted time for citizens comments by signing up below.
- Sign-Up for Telephonic Testimony
- Written Testimony