Juneau Commission on Aging (JCOA)

Welcome to the City and Borough of Juneau, Juneau Commission on Aging webpages. Contained within these pages you will find an overview of the Commission’s mission, current and past projects as well as resource information. The Juneau Commission on Aging was recently reestablished entirely by the Assembly through the adoption of Resolution 2802 and appointment of all new membership in December 2017.

The initial meeting of the new Juneau Commission on Aging was held on Monday, January 22, 2018 in City Hall. At that meeting they decided to schedule future meetings for the Third Tuesday of each month at Noon in the Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC) Conference Room located at 612 W. Willoughby Avenue, Juneau.

JEDC will provide limited staff support to the commission with Robyn Mesdag as the primary contact at 523-2343 or via email at rmesdag@jedc.org.

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.

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Please note, we do not list our CBJ Boardmembers contact information on the website. However, copies of the board membership lists with their contact information are available upon request from the Clerk’s Office. Or if you would rather send a message to members of a particular board, at the bottom of each fact sheet is an staff liaison email address that you can send comments to. For those boards without a staff liaison you can send comments through the Clerk’s Office by email to: City.Clerk@juneau.org via fax at 907-586-4552, or via mail to 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801. Please note that for our appeal boards, we usually do not provide copies of the board member contact lists as communication with boardmembers on any matter which might be the subject of an appeal or part of a quasi-judicial proceeding must be handled in accordance with that bodies rules of procedures.

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