Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Historical Preservation Commission


The goal of the Historical Preservation Commission is to Promote and Maintain Cultural Heritage and Historic Integrity within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and to cultivate Economic Benefits through Historic Preservation.

To do this we protect significant historic and prehistoric resources, material remains, writing and oral histories within the Borough for the benefit of those in the present and future.

Our Four Objectives:

  • Identification of Cultural Resources
  • Evaluation of Cultural Resources
  • Registration of Cultural Resources
  • Protection of Cultural Resources

Meeting Schedule

The Historical Preservation Commission (HPC) meets regularly and this schedule is set at the first HPC meeting of each calendar year (as soon as the HPC determines this schedule it will be posted here). The Commission meets in various locations throughout the Borough. Meetings are advertised on this website and the Clerk’s Office website, in the Frontiersman newspaper, and are open to the public.

The next regularly scheduled HPC meeting will be on Thursday, December 13, 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Borough's DSJ Building, Lower Level Conference Room, 350 E. Dahlia Ave.,  Palmer AK 99645.

*** If you are interested in serving on the HPC you can find out more information HERE.

C.L.G. History

Certified Local Government Annual Reports - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Historical Preservation Commission (HPC) was established by an Ordinance of the Assembly in April 1982. The MAT-SU Borough became a certified local government (CLG) in September of 1987, and is certified to carry out the purposes of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Announcements of Interest


New Alaska statewide preservation plan, Saving Our Past: Planning for Our Future - Alaska's State Historic Preservation Plan 2018-2023, is available for viewing at:


Heritage Newsletter: Monthly news update from the Office of History and Archaeology - State of Alaska, Dept. of Natural Resources


National Register of Historic Places:

Background from the Alaska State Office of History and Archaeology



Please, check the Public Meetings schedule for specific meeting information.


Staff support

Ted Eischeid
Ph. 907.861-8606
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Agendas, Packets & Minutes

December 13, 2018Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conference RoomAgendaPacket
November 15, 2018Regular Meeting - Conference Room 119 Dorothy Swanda Jones BuildingAgendaPacket
October 18, 2018Regular Meeting - Willow Public LibraryAgendaPacketMinutes
May 17, 2018Regular Meeting - Knik MuseumAgendaPacketMinutes
April 19, 2018Regular Meeting - Conference Room 119AgendaPacketMinutes