RFTC Water Contamination Update

DATE: November 29, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Teal Soden, Communications Director, 907-987-0867, tsoden@fairbanks.us  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 […]

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 http://www.fairbanksalaska.us/police-department/ or contact hr@fairbanks.us.  

F-35s Assigned to EAFB

Mayor Eberhart participated with Governor Walker, Senator Murkowski, Senator Sullivan, Representative Young, Tiger Team members, and the Air Force Undersecretary Lisa Disbrow in the historic record of decision teleconference this morning announcing that two squadrons of F-35s are being assigned to EAFB.  

F-35s

Pictured are Eielson Air Force Base Commander Col. Winkler, Jim Dodson of Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation and Mayor Eberhart on March 25. We anticipate hearing in early April whether two squadrons of F-35s will be coming to Eielson.  That would mean much military construction, many jobs, and a huge economic benefit to our community.  Col. […]

Mayor Speaks at Choose Respect Rally

Mayor Eberhart spoke today at the Choose Respect Rally about the importance of violence prevention. The 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey shows that the number of women reporting sexual violence, intimate partner violence, or both has decreased from 2010 to 2015!