Special Meeting!

July 7, 2022 at 6:30pm

See the agenda for Zoom login / in-person location



Next regular business meeting:

Monday, July 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm*

Agenda items include:

Anchorage Fire Department, Chief Doug Schrage

2023 HCC Capital Improvement Program Survey Results

*Please note the new start time 


  • MOA, Hillside Community Council Capital Improvement Program Survey – Thank you to everyone that submitted their surveys. We will discuss the results at our July meeting. Please see the CIP Projects link on the right hand side of this page for prior year surveys.


Below is Anchorage Fire Department Chief Doug Schrage's Letter to the Editor from Friday's (6/10/22) ADN. We appreciate this information from Chief Schrage & are grateful for the diligence & dedication of our first responders during last month's fire on Zircon Circle. We have also invited Chief Schrage to our July 18th HCC meeting.

Letter to the Editor:
"In a letter to the editor published on June 4, Ky Holland raised some legitimate concerns about the very real risk of wildfire on the Anchorage Hillside. I am writing to assure the public that the Anchorage Fire Department has plans in place and the means to notify the affected public of an emergency evacuation, should one be deemed necessary. At the time of the May 22 fire on Zircon Circle, the incident command team determined that a widespread emergency evacuation was not warranted.

Yes, our emergency personnel have been under a heightened state of alert, and thought this could have been the fire we have all been preparing for. Once on scene, however, the wildfire threat was quickly contained, negating the need for widespread evacuation. Anchorage Police Department officers went door-to-door among the homes in the immediate vicinity of the fire.

Had an emergency evacuation notice been ordered, Anchorage officials would have initiated an emergency alert to be sent to mobile devices within the affected area. This system, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, is issued by the National Weather Service. In addition, the message would have been broadcast over the familiar Emergency Alerting System. These systems are reserved for the most urgent emergencies and would be used in conjunction with door-to-door evacuation advisories.

I sincerely thank the public we serve for their vigilance and attentiveness to fire safety, especially during this time of elevated fire danger.


Community updates & information:


State/District Capital Project Listing Project Tracker 

View the project list at www.akrepkaufman.com


O'Malley Road Reconstruction, Phase II 

Please visit https://www.alaskanavigator.org/projects/omalley-road-reconstruction-phase-ii for updates. 


July Updates from JBER Community Engagements: Please see below for What’s Happening at JBER during the month of July!


- Boniface Visitor Center is open! Richardson Visitor Center is closed until September 2022


- Government Hill gate will re-open by July 8, hours will be 6am to 9pm daily; more construction and closure updates can be found athttps://www.jber.jb.mil/Home/Closures/


- There will be construction on base July 16-17 at Zuckert Ave and Zeamer Ave to repair the roads after winter weather deterioration. This area is near the hospital so it may cause impacts to any veterans trying to visit the base for care


- Arctic Thunder Open House is July 30-31! Find updates at https://www.arcticthunderopenhouse.com/ or on Facebook at https://facebook.com/events/s/arctic-thunder-open-house-2022/868294350700826/


- Please remember to use iSportsman if recreating on JBER; register for an account, see if training areas are open and safe for recreation, and sign in and out of recreation areas at https://jber.isportsman.net


If you are recreating on JBER and have a wildlife encounter, please report the information to 907-552-7070 so we can notify the Conservation Law Enforcement Officers


- Several leadership changes this summer at JBER

NEW! 673d Air Base Wing commander: Colonel David Wilson

Alaska NORAD Region/Alaska Command/11th Air Force incoming commander: Lieutenant General David Nahom

3d Wing incoming commander: Colonel Kevin Jamieson



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