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Housing and Community Services

The next Commission Meeting will be Wed., January 24, 2018 from 10am-Noon at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave. The public is welcome.

Now taking nominations for the annual Ron Hammett Award for service to seniors and their families.

Check out the link - you can fill the form out on your computer and submit to by the March 31st deadline.

Link to Ron Hammett Award Criteria and Entry Form

Senior Citizens Advisory Commission (SCAC)

The purpose of the Senior Citizens Advisory Commission is to:

  • Advise the Mayor, the Assembly and appropriate Department Heads with respect to aspects of aging which bear upon the welfare of senior citizens;
  • Conduct surveys and compile and disseminate for the benefit of senior citizens information on housing, health, nutrition, transportation, education, recreation, legal services and social/mental health services;
  • Carry out educational and public relations programs designed to create public awareness of the needs of senior citizens and the community services which senior citizens can provide;
  • Assist and provide programs that alert elderly persons of the resources and services available to them.

MEETING: The Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, 1300 East 19th Ave., Anchorage AK 99501 (see 2018 Meeting Schedule).

To find out more about the programs and activities of the Senior Citizens Advisory Commission, contact Judy Atkins at 907-343-6590 or


Gayle Shuh, Chair

Kevin Turkington, Vice Chair

Theresa Brisky

Dawnia Clements

Anna Bell Stevens

Hattie L. Gardner





    • Housing and Community Services
    • Division Manager: Steven Ashman
    • 825 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6718