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 […]

City Hall Closed at 2 p.m. Monday, October 30

Due to unsafe travel conditions, CITY HALL WILL CLOSE AT 2:00 P.M. TODAY (MONDAY, OCTOBER 30) AND ALL NON-ESSENTIAL CITY PERSONNEL WILL BE DISMISSED. Weather permitting, City Hall will reopen at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 31.

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.  

Youth Suicide “Out of the Darkness” Campaign

On Wednesday, April 26, Mayor Matherly and other City staff joined local high school students on the front steps of Patrick B. Cole City Hall to help raise awareness for youth suicide.  Montean Jackson, FNSBSD Director of Discipline & Prevention/Intervention Programs, spoke briefly about the “SOS Campaign” which helps promote individual responsibility for living healthy, raises […]

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 […]