Juneau Commission on Aging (JCOA)

The Juneau Commission on Aging conducted a survey in the Summer/Fall of 2010 for the third time in the last 30 years. This survey of area residents will help local official and providers gain a better sense of what is needed for Juneau’s aging population. Times have changed, service delivery options have changed, but one thing remains the same: it is never too soon to plan for a desired future. near the end of June/beginning of July 2011. If you would like to see the survey document and additional information, click on the below links.

The Commission on Aging will be presenting their report to the Assembly Committee of the Whole at a worksession being held on June 27, 2011at 6pm in the Assembly Chambers. Following that presentation, the final copy of the report and information/comments compiled from the completed surveys will be posted to this webpage.

Please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 586-5278 for more information.

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.

Between 1985 and 2017, the commission consisted of 5-7 members and functioned under the charges found in Resolution 2279 and similar guiding legislation. Due to a variety of reasons, in 2016-2017 the commission lost the majority of its members and the Assembly Human Resources Committee worked collaboratively with the remaining members to evaluate and reform the commission with a new membership and new purpose. The resulting newly reformed Juneau Commission on Aging was created by the adoption of Resolution 2802 and appointment of nine members, at least five of which are 65 years of age or older serving for two year staggered terms.

JCOA Committee Agendas & Minutes