Four employees were honored for their service to the City and citizens of Fairbanks in the first Annual Awards Ceremony. Categories for the awards were in Customer Service, Safety, Professional Development, and Community Service. Davina McMilon, Heavy Duty Mechanic with the Public Works Department, received the award for Safety. Davina has excelled in ensuring that public safety vehicles are safely operational and back on the road as quickly as possible. Additionally, Davina has improved communications between departments and she is much appreciated by all of the employees. Davina was presented the award on Monday by Mayor John Eberhart.
Four employees were honored for their service to the City and citizens of Fairbanks in the first Annual Awards Ceremony. Categories for the awards were in Customer Service, Safety, Professional Development, and Community Service. Danyielle Snider, Deputy City Clerk II, in the City Clerk’s Office, received the award for Professional Development. Dani garnered a grant that allowed for training for several agencies in the community on records retention and records management in emergency/disaster scenarios. Dani also implemented many new ideas and programs that have made processes, such as the Boards and Commissions application and tracking process, streamlined and more efficient. We applaud her forward thinking in these and other projects and initiatives! Dani was presented the award on Monday by Mayor John Eberhart.
Four employees were honored for their service to the City and citizens of Fairbanks in the first Annual Awards Ceremony. Categories for the awards were in Customer Service, Safety, Professional Development, and Community Service. Jessica Jensen, Dispatcher for the Fairbanks Emergency Communications Center, received an award for her outstanding Customer Service. Jessica has consistently gone above and beyond to provide excellent customer service to citizens in crisis and in support of other staff members. Jessica was presented the award on Monday by Mayor John Eberhart.
Welcome Tim Zinza! Tim began employment on Monday with the City of Fairbanks in the Engineering Department as an Engineer III:
Tim moved to Fairbanks in July, 1987 from Connecticut solely for the unique appeal the state of Alaska has to offer. Tim married a second generation Alaskan, Ginnie Hansen, in 1990, whom he has two children with, Cade (11) and Danica (6). His main enjoyment is spending time with his family by showing his children the interesting things Alaska has to offer such as kayaking the Chena River in the summers to skiing at Alyeska in the winters. In December 2004, Tim received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks to start his engineering career and became professionally licensed in April 2009. His engineering career has spanned 10 years of which 8 have been spent in the private sector and the last two with the State of Alaska. He looks forward to extending his career with the City of Fairbanks.
“My name is Alina Frey. I was born and raised in Moldova. In 1999 I moved to Alaska with my family. I graduated from Delta Junction Sr. High school in 2003. After that I moved to Fresno, CA to attend college. In 2008 I graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance. After college I moved back to Alaska where I have been working in Payroll for the last 5 years. Currently I reside in Fairbanks with my husband and my baby girl.”
Photo: Alina and Mayor John Eberhart
Three new students began the program this semester: Noah Tsigonis will study in the Engineering Department, Jamichael Wright will study at the Fairbanks Fire Department, and Hayden Fisk will study in the Mayor’s Office under the Communications Director.
Photo left to right: Noah Tsigonis, Hayden Fisk, Mayor Eberhart, Jamichael Wright.
Photo: Deacon Damario and Mayor John Eberhart
(Photo taken by Amber Courtney)
5:00-7:00 pm (presentation at 5:30 pm)
JP Jones Community Development Center
2400 Rickert Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
The project team has developed a conceptual plan to make Bjerremark Neighborhood more liveable, safe, and vibrant with improvements to the city’s right-of-way. We are looking for community input before finalizing the plan.
Kickoff October 2014
Neighborhood Meeting #1 November 6, 2014
Neighborhood Meeting #2 January 20, 2015
Neighborhood Plan Complete March 2015
Phase 1 Construction (tentative) Summer 2015
Robert was born and raised in Oregon and began in the construction industry right after high school. After working on one of his first jobs, building heavy-duty logging and construction equipment, Robert decided he would rather be working as an operator the equipment instead of building and modifying it. It was more fun to play with when it was done!
25 years later, Robert is still enjoying playing in the dirt and the snow on his big toys. In 2000, Robert and his wife, Lynn, moved to Fairbanks. Robert joined the Local 302, and has worked various jobs across Alaska, from Prudhoe Bay to local contractors specializing in paving. After being a temporary employee for the City of Fairbanks for over 8 seasons, Robert accepted a full time position.
Robert has a daughter, Chelsea, who is currently in college in Oregon. He enjoys fishing, hunting and snow machining, and restoring his 1965 Mustang convertible in his off time. This year, he plans to start his racing career with his Legend coupe at the North Pole Speedway.
Janelle is a lifelong Alaskan. She grew up operating equipment for her father, Russ Hoffman. Janelle proudly joined the Local 302 as a journeyman in 2000. She enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with her four awesome children. Janelle said “I am very excited to be working for Public Works as I will be able to spend more time with my children.”
Welcome Robert and Janelle.
Photo: Robert Carlson, Janelle Hoffman, and Mayor John Eberhart.
Photo: Mayor John Eberhart, Public Works Director/Head Engineer Mike Schmetzer, with Jerry Colp and Myrna Colp.