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Juneau Commission on Aging Fact Sheet
Title: Juneau Commission on Aging
Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Advisory
Affiliated Department: City Clerk
To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.
Description: Section 2. That the powers and duties of the Juneau Commission on Aging may include but not necessarily be limited to the following: (a) To promote programs which benefit and/or enhance health, safety, and welfare of senior citizens. (b) To promote maximum senior citizen participation in planning, development, operation and maintenance of facilities, services and programs designed to serve senior citizens principally. (c) To serve as a focal point for coordination of senior citizen functions among the several committees, subcommittees, task groups, city manager, and the Assembly of the City and Borough of Juneau. (d) To review and make recommendations upon plans, programs, budgets, staff, property and support facilities, management functions, contractual relationships affecting the senior citizens of Juneau and report findings directly to the Assembly. (e) To formulate and recommend to the Assembly a comprehensive areawide plan that identifies the concerns and needs of older Juneauites. (f) To collect facts and statistics, and make studies of conditions and problems pertaining to the employment, health, financial security, social welfare, and other concerns that bear upon the well-being of older Juneauites. (g) To make recommendations to the Assembly on establishment of special committees and/or task groups to meet both official and voluntary needs for coordination of functions with the Juneau Senior Center; Valley Senior Center; Alaska Housing Finance Corporation(AHFC); Alaska Commission on Aging (ACOA); Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Senior and Disability Services; AARP; Retired Public Employees of Alaska (RPEA); National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and similar groups.
Membership: Section 1. That there is established the Juneau Commission on Aging which shall consist of seven members who shall be appointed by the Assembly for three year staggered terms beginning on June 1, except those first appointed shall be for terms of one, two, and three years as designated by the Assembly. At least four members shall be 65 years of age and three may be 55 years of age or older.
Officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary
Term Limits: None.
Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): May
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:30am in the Assembly Chambers at City Hall.
Special Facts: The predecessor group to the Juneau Commission on Aging - the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee was created January 6, 1977 for the purpose of advising the Alaska State Housing Authority and the Assembly on matters related to the development of a 42-unit elderly housing project in the City & Borough of Juneau. The Assembly then morphed that committee into the Commission on Aging in 1985. There is a Senior Citizen Tax Benefits webpage at http://www.juneau.org/financeftp/seniors.php or click on the link below.
Staff Contact: City Clerk's Office - 586-5278 - City_Clerk@ci.juneau.ak.us