Mat-Su Valley

We are excited to expand our reach and engagement with our Mat-Su community in 2018. At The Alaska Center, we understand that our biggest impact is within our communities and the Mat-Su is poised to make some major changes this coming year. We are here to support and engage through events, electoral work, and education. We look forward to working with you in 2018.


In October 2018 the Alaska Center will engage in the Mat-Su Borough mayoral and assembly races. We support good governance and candidates that support long-term policies to protect the Valley’s critical salmon habitat. Our goal is to maximize voter engagement and participation throughout the Mat-Su.


In the spring of 2018 The Alaska Center will be hosting salmon trivia nights at local breweries and cafes. Come join us to increase your salmon knowledge, learn how you can protect salmon in the Mat-Su and have fun shouting out your salmon smarts for some awesome prizes.


The Conversation Lunch program will be returning on a quarterly schedule for 2018, with lunches in March, June, September and December 2018.

Get Involved in The Valley

To find out how we can work together for the Mat-Su’s future please contact or Mat-Su Program Manager, Amy O'Connor

Contact [email protected]

The Matanuska-Susitna Valley (The Mat-Su!) is an amazing place to to live, work and recreate!
With intact wild salmon runs, clean (albeit windy) glacial air and strong local community ties to the lands, rivers and people the Alaska Center has had full-time staff in the Valley since 2014. As one of the fastest growing areas in the Nation the Mat-Su has a lot of natural resources to protect. Our work in the Valley chiefly focuses on protecting critical salmon habitat and engaging residents in local issues. The Alaska Center has helped stop the proposed Wishbone Hill coal mines, said a loud “No Susitna Dam” and is currently promoting a Mat-Su Borough ordinance that would protect endangered salmon streambanks from habitat destruction.