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
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 HPC meeting is Thursday, June 27, 6-8 PM, Lower Level Conference Room, Dorothy Swanda Jones Building, 350 E. Dahlia Ave, Palmer.
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. We are pleased that the Mat-Su Borough was the first CLG in the great state of Alaska!
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: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/ASHPP%20Document.pdf
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
Tentative 2019 HPC Meeting Schedule:
DATE TIME LOCATION
April 4 6:00 pm Palmer, DSJ building, lower level conference room.
June 27 6:00 pm Palmer, DSJ building, lower level conference room.
Aug. 22 6:30 pm Sutton, Alpine Historical Park
Sept. 26 6:30 pm Talkeetna, location TBD
Nov. 14 6:30 pm Willow, locaton TBD
Please, check the Public Meetings schedule for specific meeting information.
Staff supportTed Eischeid