Chena Riverfront Commission

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review all plans and select the elements that are best suited to the thoughtful and careful development of the riverfront as provided in FNSBC 4.32.020, and then use those elements to create a final draft riverfront plan to guide and foster development of the riverfront.
  • Review the riverfront plan and propose revisions to the Borough Assembly and Fairbanks City Council.
  • Develop and foster cooperative projects to support the goals and objectives of the riverfront plan and encourage volunteer contributions of funds, in-kind donations and labor to help carry out these projects.
  • Assist the Borough and City of Fairbanks in applying for state and federal funds to support riverfront development projects.
  • Support, assist and provide recommendations to other organizations and property owners with riverfront development projects or activities.
  • Review proposed development of Borough-owned land and requests for rezonings, conditional uses, variances and highway projects on parcels located within 150 feet of the ordinary high water mark of the river for conformity with the land development guidelines set forth in FNSBC 4.32.070 and consistency with the riverfront plan.
  • Make recommendations to the Borough Mayor, Borough Assembly and City of Fairbanks regarding uses and development of land on the riverfront.


Meetings are scheduled to be held at 12:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The following information is updated routinely to reflect upcoming meetings:

  • The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, Juanita Helms Administration Center, 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks, AK.
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    • Telephone: 646-828-7666 or 833-568-8864 (Toll-Free)

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Additional Information

  1. Testify Under Citizens' Comments A or Citizens' Comments B

Citizens' Comments A

Agenda items not scheduled for public hearing

Citizens' Comments B

Items other than those appearing on the agenda

How to Provide Testimony

In-Person or Telephonic Testimony

Once an agenda is published, citizens may sign up to testify in person or telephonically by doing one of the following:

  1. Calling the Clerk's office at 907-459-1401 no later than 11:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting;
  2. Completing the online sign-up form no later than 11:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting; or
  3. Signing up in person before the meeting.

During the meeting, the Chair will invite citizens to the table or ask the Clerk to call citizens when it is their turn to speak. Please note the following:

  • Phone calls to citizens will come from an out-of-state number.
  • If a phone call is not answered, the Chair will move to the next citizen who has signed up.
  • Testimony will be heard in the order in which citizens have signed up.
  • Each citizen will have three minutes to provide testimony.
  • Other citizens attending in person may provide comments after those who have signed up.

Written Testimony

Citizens may submit comments using the online contact form or at

  1. Testify on a Public Hearing Agenda Item
  1. Members and Contact Information
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