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Public information meeting Monday on Juneau Commission on Aging

October 4, 2017 – News

Learn about the newly reconfigured Juneau Commission on Aging during a public information meeting Monday, October 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Assembly Chambers. The community is invited to participate in a dialogue relating to senior issues facing the community and how the commission can help address those needs

Following a series of public meetings in May and June, the Assembly adopted a resolution on August 21 reestablishing the Juneau Commission on Aging. The commission is an advisory group of the Assembly. Resolution 2802 changed the commission membership structure, redefined its mission and tasked it with several new charges. The 9-member commission will now consist of five members 65 years of age or older and four members with no age requirement. The commission is also now charged with building a coalition among established groups and support programs working to address the needs of seniors.

The goal of the meeting is to continue the dialogue with senior members of the community, the agencies and community members who support them, and CBJ. The Juneau Economic Development Council will share information relating to the senior economy.

CBJ is also actively recruiting for members of the new Juneau Commission on Aging. If you or someone you know is interested in applying to serve on the commission, please complete the CBJ Board application and bring it to the meeting or email it in to the Clerk’s Office, city.clerk@juneau.org.

For more information, contact Deputy City Clerk Beth McEwen at 586-0203 or beth.mcewen@juneau.org.