Clay Street Cemetery Commission Accepts Rotary Club Donation

The Clay Street Cemetery Commission accepted a $4,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Fairbanks at their regular monthly meeting of July 1, 2015.  The Commission actively seeks donations from local organizations for the restoration of the City’s historic Clay Street Cemetery.  The donated funds will be primarily used to purchase new headstones for unmarked graves in the cemetery.  The City of Fairbanks and the Clay Street Cemetery Commission would like to thank the Rotary Club for their generous donation!

Chair Robertson & Rotary Club Members (4,000 donation)

Chair Bill Robertson with Rotary Club members Mike Cook, Althea St. Martin, Peggy Pollen and Aisha Tinker Bray (left to right).




Commissioners & Rotary Club Members (4,000 donation)Commissioner Jevon Stone, Commissioner Frank Turney, Commissioner Scott McCrea, Rotarian Mike Cook, Chair Bill Robertson, Commissioner Anne Castle, Rotarian Althea St. Martin, Rotarian Peggy Pollen, Rotarian Aisha Tinker Bray, and Commissioner Dave Erickson (left to right).

The Clay Street Cemetery Commission Needs YOUR Help!

Clay Street Cemetery Ad

The Clay Street Cemetery Commission is looking for old photographs, burial records and historical information regarding the Clay Street Cemetery.  If you have information you would like to share, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (907) 459-6774 or by email at  If you would like to meet with the Commission, they invite you to attend their regular meetings at City Hall, City Council Chambers, 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK on the first Wednesday of every month starting at 5:00 P.M.

Goodbye and Congratulations to City Clerk Janey Hovenden:

We were so fortunate to have Janey Hovenden at the City of Fairbanks for the many years that she worked here. Janey anticipated the needs of the residents and Council, was proactive in making changes to make processes more efficient, and was incredibly responsive to requests for help and information. As City Clerk, Janey’s meetings were always organized and top-notch.
Thank you, Janey! We wish you luck in your new endeavors.

Photo: Janey Hovenden received a gold pan from Mayor Eberhart and Council Members, as well as a standing ovation.

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City Office Closure

Non-essential City services and City Hall offices will close at noon, Wednesday, December 31 and will re-open at 8 a.m., Friday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day.  Have a safe and Happy New Year!

UNOFFICIAL 2015 Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Distribution

The City of Fairbanks Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Committee submitted their recommended allocations for the 2015 distribution of grant funds at their noon meeting on December 15, 2014.  The below allocations will not be made official until approved by Resolution of the City Council at the January 5, 2015 Regular City Council Meeting.

2015 UNOFFICIAL Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Distribution

City Clerk Delivers Opening Remarks at Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Annual Conference

City Clerk Janey Hovenden delivered Opening Ceremony remarks to over 100 municipal clerks at the 2014 Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks (AAMC) Annual Conference on Monday.  Clerk Hovenden will complete her one-year term as President at the close of the event.  The AAMC Conference is held each year in conjunction with the Alaska Municipal League (AML) Annual Conference in Anchorage.


The City will Accept Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Applications through October 31, 2014

Grant Recipient Logo ColorThe City Clerk’s Office will accept Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Applications through 5 p.m., October 31, 2014.  To download the application or to learn more about who may apply, visit our Discretionary Fund Information page!

UNOFFICIAL Municipal Election Results

UNOFFICIAL Election Results – City of Fairbanks, All Precincts Reporting

UNOFFICIAL Election Results – City of Fairbanks/City of North Pole/Fairbanks North Star Borough

VOTE in the 2014 Municipal Election on October 7!

Vote-Counts[1]The 2014 Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  The City of Fairbanks encourages residents to get involved by casting a vote; after all, Fairbanks is YOUR City!  For more details about when, where and how to vote and for absentee voting information, click here.

Boy Scouts Help Place New Markers at Clay Street Cemetery

In August, Boy Scout Troop 2 helped place new grave markers at Fairbanks’ historic Clay Street Cemetery. The City-owned cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest remaining historic landmarks in Fairbanks.

Troop members who participated were Darin Cheney, Ryan Watson, Vincent Goffredo, Isaac Hendrickson, John Walls, Kyle Williams and KaLolo Ho Chee.  Clay Street Cemetery Commissioners Bill Robertson, Kate Ripley and Anne Castle were also present to offer logistical support. Joseph Stone oversaw the project as part of his Eagle Scout ranging.  To read the full article in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner visit 2014 Placement Photo 1