Welcome Teal, our new Executive Assistant/Communications Director

Mayor Jim Matherly announces the hiring of Teal Soden as the Executive Assistant/ Communications Director for the City of Fairbanks. Teal Soden was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2005 she moved to Portland, Maine and started working for a large medical organization, InterMed. She started off in records and billing but eventually became […]

City Engineering Team Wins Award

The City of Fairbanks received the 2016 Implementation Award at the Alaska Chapter of the American Planning Association (AK APA). This award was presented to Jackson Fox for the Cushman Street Reconstruction and Wayfinding Signs projects during the implementation of Complete Streets. Great work by the Engineering Team in bringing this project from concept to […]

Administrative Changes at the City

City of Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly announces the following changes in his Administration effective November 21, 2016: Mike Meeks has accepted the position of Chief of Staff. No stranger to public service, Mr. Meeks retired from Federal Service after 36 years as an Army Officer and an Army Civilian. During that time period he was […]


Condolences for Sgt. Allen Brandt’s family continue. Sgt. Brandt was a police officer for the City for over 12 years and touched many people’s lives through his compassion and professionalism.  Details regarding memorial services will be made available as they are finalized.

Welcome Mayor Matherly

We would like to introduce Mayor Jim Matherly by putting him in the spotlight. Lydia Samuel, one of our West Valley High School interns, sat down with Mayor Matherly and asked him a few questions to help the people of Fairbanks get more acquainted with him. Matherly thinks the most difficult part about his new […]

Welcome New Employees

Welcome (left to right) Ryan Holland, Kerry Kirby, Michelle Gutierrez, and Matt Fellman Ryan Holland was originally from Savannah, Georgia.  He began as a volunteer EMT while earning his degree in geology.  When he moved to Fairbanks five years ago, he began volunteering with the Ester Volunteer Fire Department.  He received great training over the […]

Fairbanks Officer Shot

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 16, 2016   FAIRBANKS, Alaska   Shortly after midnight, the Fairbanks Police responded to the 300 block of 7th Avenue for reports of shots fired. As multiple calls came into the Dispatch Center, a responding officer radioed that he was shot. After shooting the officer, the suspect fled the […]

A Tree to Watch Grow

The Girl Scouts from Troop 144, led by Scout Leader Joseph Price, came to the Patrick B. Cole City Hall to plant a tree. The tree is a Prunus Virginiana, commonly known as a chokecherry, that was donated to Troop 144 by Holm Town Nursery.  The Girl Scouts met Mayor Eberhart and each of them […]

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Fairbanks Hosts Alaska Fire Conference

The Fairbanks Fire Department has been assisting with the planning and coordination of a major annual training conference for firefighters and fire chiefs from around Alaska with other local area fire departments. The Alaska Fire Conference is an annual conference, hosted in a different location each year, which provides classes on fire suppression tactics, victim […]