JP Jones Center separates from board

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The JP Jones Community Development Center is under new management.

Ever since the building was built in 1985, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Fairbanks, or IMFA, have been responsible for the building. Shortly after the structure was built, the JP Jones Community Development Board was founded and with the tasked of running the building. As of May 18th, the IMFA have decided to separate the center from the board. Vice President of the alliance, Pastor Mathew Hampton, says this decision was made because IMFA felt they are ready to run the building themselves. He added it also had nothing to with any of the many organizations the center partners with.

Ever since mid-May, Michael Setterberg has been the Interim Executive Director. He says despite the change in management, the center will maintain its same services, including providing a place where nonprofits and other organizations, Senior Luncheon's which are held the 4th Saturday of every month, rentable spaces, four church services every Sunday, among others.

With these changes, the JP Jones website and the contact information on the website, are for the board and not the center. According to Pastor Hampton, the center is working on making a website. For those wishing to contact the center, their new number is (907) 328-2280.

According to officials with the center, they are under the impression the JP Jones Community Development Board is still operating.