Katherine Eldemar
Division Director

Division of Community and
Regional Affairs

The Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) is charged with meeting the constitutional mandate in Article X, Section 14 of the Alaska State Constitution that states "An agency shall be established by law in the executive branch of the state government to advise and assist local governments. It shall review their activities, collect and publish local government information, and perform other duties prescribed by law."

DCRA’s mission is to promote strong communities and healthy economies by providing the following core services:

  • Local government assistance for public administration and sanitation utilities
  • Land management assistance to resolve issues
  • Grant management and financial assistance distributions
  • Information resources for local government and economic development
  • State Assessor technical assistance to Municipal Assessors
  • Local Boundary Commission staffing
  • Alaska Native Language Commission staffing

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