Community Development Director
The mission of the Community Development Department is to manage borough-owned land for economic and community development; to generate revenue through the use and sale of borough-owned land and resources; and provide library services, community enrichment classes and activities, and recreational services to enrich the lives of our community.
- The Land & Resource Management Division has two main functions. Under Land and Resource Sales, Borough owned properties conveyed from the State of Alaska as Municipal Entitlement Lands, acquired through tax special assessment foreclosure, purchase, exchange or donation are used to generate revenue through sales, leases, and permits. Tax- and LID-foreclosed properties are sold and put back on the tax roll. In addition to offering land for sale, Land Management permits a variety of uses on borough-owned land, such as sites for tourism activities, float plane tie-downs, industrial and commercial staging areas, campsites and access to remote cabins.
Under Resource Management we recommend the highest and best use for borough-owned land and manage land that has been retained for continued borough ownership to provide sites for public facilities.
- Recreational Services provides indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, programs, services, and facilities to enrich the lives of the Mat-Su residents and visitors. Facilities include:
- Borough Gym
- Brett Memorial Ice Arena
- Palmer and Wasilla Public Pools
- Campground - Matanuska River Park