TCCI, Inc.

Community Council Elections 

Four candidates are running: 
Frannie Christensen, Jeffry Hesse, Jennifer Crosby 
and Krister Bowman. 
Voting will take place at the library 
on Tuesday, November 2nd from 7AM to 8PM 
For the safety of our volunteers, please wear a mask

Here are the 2021 Talkeetna Community Council Candidates Bios:

Frannie Christensen

I first moved to Talkeetna in 2001 and was immediately drawn to the strong sense of community and high level of civic engagement. Over the past two decades, I have worked in both the public and private sectors, including outdoor education, tourism & hospitality, and, currently, public education. I believe that a well-functioning public sector is key to the success of the private sector, and I am eager to help ensure a transparent public process that supports Talkeetna residents having a voice in decisions that impact our community. My work, travels and studies have taken me to many corners of the U.S and abroad, giving me a deep appreciation for the unique qualities and magic of this town. I will work to help Talkeetna grow in a sustainable and healthy manner so that we can continue to enjoy all of the benefits of this exceptional community and its extraordinary natural surroundings.

Jennifer Crosby

I grew up in the Talkeetna area and have been a working member of the Talkeetna community since graduating from Su-Valley High School in 2010. I have worked in both tourism, and more recently, education. Over the last few years, I have noticed increasing changes to the number of businesses and visitors and how they treat our town. I would like to help support the community in it’s growth while trying to maintain the town environment that makes Talkeetna special to all who live here.

Krister Bowman

I first moved to the Talkeetna area in 1987 when Main Street was unpaved and summers were quiet(er). I fell in love with Alaska’s beauty and Talkeetna’s community then, and haven’t found a place like it since. I left the area after high school to study and explore but moved back home about six years ago to raise my family in Talkeetna. I want my kids to know the same sense of belonging and community that I felt growin up.

I’d like to add my voice to the community and help ensure that as Talkeetna grows, it remains the special place it’s always been.

Jeffry Hesse

I moved to Talkeetna four years ago and I’ve watched it change. I think we are losing our community to rushed change that is benefiting only a select few, and I’d like to see us retain the best of our past (community, a place we all love and enjoy) while also not being ignorant to progress we can make together. 

Comsat Quarry News 

DNR issued a public notice of their intention to designate the Comsat Quarry site as a statewide material site, and additional intention to issue a long term management agreement to the Dept. of Transportation. Public comments are accepted until October 25th. Click on Comsat Quarry on the left under Committees to find two examples of letters sent regarding these issues.

For more information go to the Comsat Area Lakes and Land Alliance website at:

The next meeting of the Talkeetna Community Council will be 
Monday, November 1 @ 7PM via ZOOM.

TCCI Inc. is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: November 1, 2021 07:00 PM Alaska

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 450 310 5937
Passcode: 610720

If you're not on our correspondence email list, please send a note to us at

Please email to add items to the calendar or agenda.

Flood Risk Reduction Study Presentation 

Project Manager David Williams is looking for Community input:  If you were a local person and impacted by the floods of 1986 and 2012. 


Talkeetna Flood Risk Presentation

100 Yr. WO Proj with Buildings Talkeetna


We would like input on: 

Areas where buildings often get flooded 

Information on historical flood depths in Downtown Talkeetna 

Areas where the most damages from floods seem to happen 

Recurring damages to public property with each flood (description and contact  person for details) 

Losses of artifacts or historical structures (specifics, and contact person for details)

Potential recreational benefits that could occur with the East Talkeetna levee, with  minor increases in cost. 

2021 TCCI Meeting Dates:

Meetings are open to the public and will be held on the first Monday of every month (barring holidays) at 7:00 PM on the following dates:

November 1                             

December 6


January 3, 2022

February 7

March 7

April 4

May 2

June 6

Tuesday, July 5

August 1

Tuesday, September 6

October 3

November 7

December 5

Committee meetings:

 TCCI Bylaws Committee 


The CAP grant application process for 2022 will open February 1 to March 15, 2022. Stay tuned!

Talkeetna CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

Community Garden Committee:



 Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:30

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 9406 3211
Passcode: 361255

We have four candidates for Community Council. The election will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at the Talkeetna Library. For our volunteers safety, please wear a mask to vote. 



Next meeting is October 19, 2021 6:30 PM via zoom 
Next meeting is Thursday, October 21, 2021 via zoom 

Talkeetna Sewer & Water Board:

Next meeting is Wednesday, October 6, 6:00 PM via teams 

Talkeetna Community Council, Inc.:
Talkeetna is a census-designated place and is unincorporated. An unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, Talkeetna is governed by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough instead. Talkeetna has a Community Council which provides the residents of Talkeetna a platform for input and participation in their local government and affairs. The Talkeetna Community Council weighs these inputs against the law (SPUD), the Talkeetna guidelines (Comprehensive Plan and Management Plans) and the community consensus (TCCI meetings) and advises the Mat-Su Borough accordingly. 

From the bylawsThe purposes of the TCCI are civic, namely: To provide a direct and continuous means of participation in local government and affairs as authorized by and defined in the Mat-Su Borough Code MSB 2.76, and to provide for implementation of the goals of the Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan.

The Talkeetna Community Council has several standing sub-committees: Temporary sub-committees are formed and dissolved when subjects ask for more time than available within the regular TCCI meetings. 

The TCCI has besides the bylaws, several procedures. 

Every November there is a Board of Directors election. Interested candidates can fill out a Declaration of Candidacy form when interested to serve on the board. Please see the Elections & Nominating page for more info.

Talkeetna Community Guidelines and Laws:

Talkeetna Special Land Use District (SPUD): Talkeetna has a Special Land Use District commonly known as the SPUD. The SPUD is an enforceable set of rules under the Mat-Su Borough's jurisdiction. The SPUD document can be found on the SpUD page.

Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan: The Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan is a compilation of information, projections, and policies which is intended as a general guide for the development of our community. The intent of the comprehensive plan is to articulate the local population's expectations and public interest as they relate to community development so that future community growth can be consistent with these desires. 

Alaska state statue and Matanuska-Susitna Borough code require comprehensive planning. Once comprehensive plans are adopted, they become instrumental in influencing public and private policy decisions. The Comprehensive Plan can be found on the Management Plans page.

Talkeetna Parks and Lakes Management Plans: Management Plans supersede the recommendations of the Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan. Lake Management plans are most often requested by lakefront property owners because of increased development new public access which brings about increased lake usage and a corresponding increase in user conflict. The management plans can be found in the Management Plans folder.

Historical Design Guidelines: The Historical District Design Guidelines provides guidelines for those who want to build, modify or develop in a way that will preserve the historical nature of Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna. It can be found on the Historic District page.


Talkeetna Community Council, Inc.

USPS: P.O. Box 608 - Talkeetna, Alaska - 99676

or contact one of the board members directly


This website was created by the Talkeetna Community Council Inc. for the purpose of providing a convenient location for interested persons to find information and documents pertaining to the community of Talkeetna.