Christmas Tree Recycling Schedule

The City Public Works Department will be picking up Christmas trees for recycling beginning Thursday, January 4th and continuing every Thursday through January. Trees will NOT be collected with the regular garbage. Garbage collectors will note the addresses of citizens who have put trees out for collection and will return on Thursday to pick them […]

New Year’s Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

City offices will be closed Monday January 1, 2018 for the New Year’s holiday. Garbage normally collected on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday along with Tuesday’s regular route. Please have your garbage curbside by 7AM as routes and times may vary. Contact the City Public Works Department at 459-6770 if you have any […]

RFTC Water Contamination Update

DATE: November 29, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Teal Soden, Communications Director, 907-987-0867,  The City of Fairbanks would like to provide an update regarding the City’s response to date on the Regional Fire Training Center (RFTC) water contamination. After Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) were first discovered at the City of Fairbanks Regional Fire Training Center in 2015, […]

City Clerk Dani Snider Receives Prestigious Award

City Clerk Danyielle Snider was presented with the “2017 Lighthouse Presidential Award” last week at the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Conference. The Clerk’s Office is many times the first encounter that residents have with the Fairbanks City government and Ms. Snider’s communication with the general public is exceptional and always with the highest level […]

Council Members Sworn In

At this week’s City Council meeting, Council members David Pruhs and Jerry Cleworth were sworn in for another three years on the council. Their terms will expire in October 2020. Mr. Cleworth has served on the City of Fairbanks City Council and as mayor for approximately 25 years of combined service.

2017 AFN Convention

Last week, Mayor Matherly had the honor of giving opening remarks at the Alaska Federation of Natives 2017 Conference “Strength in Unity”. Along with celebrating leaders, artists, and communities, the conference addressed serious issues affecting Alaskans such as the opioid epidemic and climate change.

New Option for Prescription Drug Disposal!

Sunrisers Rotary and Fairbanks Police Department have joined forces to help the Fairbanks community have a safe place to dispose of their prescription drugs. Sunrisers Rotary provided the funding for the purchase and installation of the MedSafe collection box. Citizens can bring their unused prescription medication and drop it into the MedSafe located in the […]

New Public Works Mechanic

Mayor Matherly is happy to welcome new permanent mechanic Steven Reeves! Steven has been working as a temporary mechanic with Public Works since July and we are so happy to have him as a permanent employee!  

Downtown Fairbanks Planning: Vision to Action

Help shape the future of our downtown!! FNSB Community Planning Department is holding a community workshop on September 27 at 6pm at the Westmark Gold Room. Click the link below to view the flyer. 09-27-17-Community Workshop

$20,000 Sign-On Bonus for Lateral Police Hires

Fairbanks City Council approved a $20,000 sign-on bonus for lateral Police Officers hired with Fairbanks Police Department! For more information, visit or contact