Community councils return from summer break

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 09:36

Fall means hunting, football and the return to normalcy for the area’s community councils.

All five local councils that meet regularly have meetings in September after most took the summer off. The first will be the South Fork Community Council on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Eagle River High at 7 p.m.

Community councils serve in an advisory role to the Anchorage Assembly. Although the groups’ decisions have no force of law, Assembly members do give their opinions a certain amount of weight and local Assembly members regularly attend council meetings or send representatives to observe.

Most councils post agendas on their individual websites, which can be found at There are six local councils in Chugiak-Eagle River: Birchwood, Chugiak, Eagle River, Eagle River Valley, South Fork and Eklutna Valley. However, the Eklutna Valley council only meets on an infrequent basis.

Local councils and meeting times:

Birchwood Community Council

Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

Beach Lake Chalet

17611 S. Birchwood Loop

Chugiak Community Council

Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Elsie Oberg Center

18606 Old Glenn Highway

Eagle River Community Council

Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

Eagle River Town Center

12001 Business Blvd.

Eagle River Valley Community Council

Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

Ravenwood Elementary School

9500 Wren Lane

South Fork Community Council

Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

Eagle River High School

8701 Yosemite Drive

Eklutna Valley Community Council

Check for meeting times

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