Eielson Command Chief Master Sergeant Michael Brown Retires

Last week, Mayor Eberhart and his wife Sylvia, were pleased to attend a dinner at Eielson Air Force Base, honoring Command Chief Master Sergeant Michael Brown for 30 years of faithful and dedicated service.  The following day was the formal retirement ceremony.  We are grateful for Chief Brown’s distinguished service of protecting and defending us.  […]

Fairbanks Diversity Council

The Fairbanks Diversity Council (FDC) meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Patrick B. Cole City Hall, in the City Council Chambers at 5:30 PM.  The FDC includes 15 public members (3 appointed by the Fairbanks North Star Borough and 12 appointed by the City of Fairbanks).  The FDC comes together to discuss […]

New Fairbanks Emergency Communication Center Employees

Mayor Eberhart welcomed three new employees of the Fairbanks Emergency Communications Center.  The new employees join the dispatch team that works 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to make sure emergency calls are addressed promptly and efficiently.  Dispatch employees go through rigorous training to make sure they are well trained to handle the […]


  JULY 11th on CUSHMAN STREET RIBBON CUTTING and BLOCK PARTY Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) and the City of Fairbanks are celebrating the completion of the Cushman Street Reconstruction project with a Ribbon Cutting and a Block Party. The Celebration will take place on Monday, July 11th from 5-7pm. The Ribbon Cutting will […]

Sobering Center One Step Closer

Fairbanks received good news on Monday when the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority announced that a grant has been awarded to Tanana Chiefs Conference to review our area’s behavioral health needs.  This puts us one step closer to possibly opening a much needed sobering center. Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority President and CEO Jeff Jessee […]


The City of Fairbanks joined in celebrations this weekend of Juneteenth, celebrating the abolition of slavery in Texas after the Civil War.  Mayor Eberhart was at the Juneteenth picnic, along with the Fairbanks Diversity Council, our Fairbanks Fire Department, the local Red Cross, the NAACP, the Breast Cancer Awareness Center of Fairbanks and others.   […]

Summer Solstice Festival.

Many people were downtown yesterday enjoying the Summer Solstice Festival.  There were vendor tables, food vendors, live entertainment and a variety of Alaska made items for sale.  There were great things to see and do for young and old alike.  The City of Fairbanks had its platform fire truck there for all to see. Thanks, […]

Naturalization Ceremony. Mayor Welcomes New Citizens.

On June 17th, Mayor Eberhart attended a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Fairbanks, before Magistrate Judge Oravec.  Fairbanks Police Chief Randall Aragon was the keynote speaker. 29 persons became new citizens of the United States.  Mayor Eberhart spoke and reminded them of the words on the Great Seal of the United States “E […]

Golden Heart Access to Treatment Initiative

Mayor Eberhart is pleased to announce that the City of Fairbanks, through its Police Department, Turning Point Counseling Services, Access Alaska, and the Interior Aids Association, have established the Golden Heart Access to Treatment Initiative. “We have a big prescription opioid and heroin problem in our city and state,” Police Chief Aragon stated.  In Alaska, […]

Orlando Shootings

Today, Mayor John Eberhart along with City Employees, grieve with the nation. Mayor Eberhart stated, “The events in Orlando were tragic and heartbreaking. The residents of our Golden Heart City join the nation in mourning the senseless loss of lives.” Hate and violence based on race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation have no place in […]