New Employee: Ali Fletcher-Nolan

Meet Ali Fletcher-Nolan, the newest employee of the City of Fairbanks. He grew up in Chitina, AK and went to Kenny Lake High School. He has lived in Fairbanks since 1996. Ali joined the Laborers Union in 2001 and has worked in road construction ever since. In 2011, he started working for the Public Works Department as a seasonal winter employee. Yesterday, he was hired as full time permanent employee for the City of Fairbanks.  (Jada)IMG_1449 (2)
Photo by Amber Courtney.


A Note From Mayor Eberhart

The tragic loss of Alaska State Troopers Sergeant Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich reminds us of what it truly means to be a hero; to put your comfort, safety, and life in danger to serve and protect others. I am in awe of their sacrifice and saddened by the loss of these two fine law enforcement officers. Let us express our deepest sympathies to the officer’s families.

Mayor John Eberhart

Employee Highlight: Linda Dewey

Linda Dewey has worked as a Legal Secretary for the City of Fairbanks for 27 years. She currently works in the Attorney’s Office at the Patrick B. Cole City Hall. She is the only person that works in her position and has taken on a large work-load. Linda was a legal secretary at a law firm before coming to work for the City. When she is not at work, Linda enjoys spending time with her children at the dirt track cheering on her husband, who races cars. She also enjoys playing with her dogs. Linda is an amazing quilter and has donated several beautiful quilts to causes such as the upcoming Heart Walk to help raise funds.


First Friday at City Hall: Jean Lester “Faces of Alaska”

Please also join us during the First Friday event, May 2, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for “Photovoice,” a pictorial perspective on the prevention of underage drinking and adult heavy/binge drinking.








Welcome to 3 new Emergency Communication Dispatchers

We are glad to welcome 3 new dispatchers. Pictured below are Mayor Eberhart, Emergency Communication Center Manager Stephanie Johnson and our 3 new dispatchers. Alicia Alexander, Kimberly Dolci, and Kasey-Lyn Wilson.Alicia – I have had an interest in public safety and emergency services ever since I can remember! I started pursuing this interest professionally as a volunteer with Girdwood Fire Department, I worked for the University for the Municipal Fire Degree Program and I will graduate this summer with a Bachelors of Emergency Management degree. Of which, each these opportunities allowed me to grow, learn, network and transition into employment with the City working as an emergency dispatcher. Dispatch has been a very good fit, I love it- I look forward to a long exciting career here.

Kimberly – I am a permanent Emergency Dispatcher at FECc and I started work on March 17th of this year. I have a Bachelors degree in Justice Studies with a minor in Communication Studies from San Jose University. In California I worked at the Palo Alto Police Department and Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department in various capacities. I started as a Cadet at PAPD when I was in high school and later became a Captain of their Explorer Program. I later worked as a Police Assistant (CSO) at Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department before my move to Fairbanks in August of 2013.

Kasey – I have 2 kids that keep me very busy. After being in the accounting world for most of my career I decided to make a leap of faith and go for my dream job as a 911 Dispatcher.



Working to bring the F35s to Fairbanks

Council Member Renee Staley and Chief of Staff Jim Williams gather signatures to show community support for bringing the F35′s to Fairbanks. The booth was at the Fairbanks Outdoor Show this past weekend. photo (22)

 If you would like to show your support, please visit: Amber

Fort Wainwright Earth Day Celebration

IMG_1387 (2)Left to right are Mayor John Eberhart-City of Fairbanks, Mayor Bryce Ward-City of North Pole, and Mayor Luke Hopkins-Fairbanks North Star Borough, at Fort Wainwright’s Earth Day celebration today. They are flanked by Trashion Show participants wearing upcycled-recycled garments. Amber

Survey: Local Water Quality Issues

The Fairbanks Storm Water Advisory Committee would like you to complete this survey about water quality in streams, lakes, and other water bodies in the Fairbanks area.  The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete, and the information you provide will help direct the committee’s current and future public education and outreach programs.  We thank you in advance for your participation!

Large Item Refuse Collection

untitledDo you have brush, old appliances (that do not contain Freon), or even furniture? Well call 907-459-6770 for garbage collection! Even items over 40 lbs. can be picked up for an additional fee! If you are interested, call to hear more details.

Thank you to Tony Shumate:

IMG_1323 (2)Antonio “Tony” Shumate has worked with the City of Fairbanks as the Human Resources, Risk, and Purchasing Director since 1990. Tony has been an amazing asset to the employees and the City of Fairbanks. Tony has accepted a job with the Fairbanks North Star Borough and last night Mayor Eberhart read a Proclamation in Tony’s honor at the City Council Meeting. We wish Tony the best of luck in his new endeavor! (Amber)