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 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.

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

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.  CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM

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 support

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

June 27, 2019CANCELLED - Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conference RoomAgendaPacket
April 04, 2019Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conference RoomAgendaPacket
January 31, 2019Regular Meeting - DSJ Building Lower Level Conference RoomAgendaPacket