Team Spirit at the City of Fairbanks!

At Monday night’s City Council Meeting, Mayor John Eberhart sported the jersey of the Lathrop Malemutes to celebrate their victory in the Mayor’s Bowl game held last Friday. The Lathrop Malemutes beat the North Pole Patriots 31-13, which was the first time the Malemutes beat the Patriots at the Mayor’s Bowl since 2003. Maybe Mayor Eberhart brought the team good luck by winning the coin toss for Lathrop!016 (2)

Mayor’s Note: August Edition

This month the “Mayor’s Note” newsletter covers important upcoming educational events related to public safety. Please take a look and share with your friends and family who may be interested in attending one of the learning and fun events!

We hope you find this helpful and informative and would appreciate your comments and thoughts anytime at 907.459.6793.City of Fairbanks, Mayor's Notes, Volume 1 Issue 7

Mayor’s Notes, May Edition

Mayor Eberhart continues to make communication with you his priority. One of the ways we can accomplish this is by providing a monthly newsletter covering topics and events the City is involved in. We hope you find this helpful and informative and would appreciate your comments and thoughts anytime at 907.459.6793. Thank you, Amber.

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Mayor’s Note – April 2014: Volume 1 Issue 3

Mayor Eberhart continues to make communication with you his priority.  One of the ways we can accomplish this is by providing a monthly newsletter covering topics and events the City is involved in.  We hope you find this helpful and informative and would appreciate your comments and thoughts anytime at 907.459.6793.  Thank you, Amber.

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Mayor’s Note – March 2014: Volume 1 Issue 2

We are excited to bring you the “Mayor’s Note” newsletter, published at the beginning of each month.  This is a new project and we would appreciate your feedback and insight into what sort of information and articles you would find helpful.  Thank you, 907.459.6793  Amber Courtney

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Proclamation: UAF BC Greg Coon

IMG_0962 (2)Battalion Chief Greg Coon of the University Fire Department was honored at City Hall during Council Meeting on Monday night with a proclamation noting his extraordinary heroism. The proclamations were signed by City Mayor John Eberhart, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins, and North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward.

WHEREAS, at or about 3:50 am on January 29th, 2014 University Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Coon rescued a family of three small children and two adults from the second story of a burning apartment building; and

WHEREAS, Battalion Chief Coon, by displaying decisive initiative and action is credited with saving the lives of the five family members by using a portable extension ladder to effect rescue through heavy fire conditions, smoke, water and snow; and

WHEREAS, Battalion Chief Coon placed his own safety in jeopardy by taking immediate action in a dangerous situation:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Luke Hopkins, Mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and I, John Eberhart, Mayor of the City of Fairbanks, and I, Bryce Ward, Mayor of the City of North Pole, recognize Battalion Chief Greg Coon for his heroic act in service to the citizens of Fairbanks.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands this 24th day of February, 2014.

Check back soon to see citizen and employee suggestions and the Mayor’s comments.

Mayor’s Note – February 2014: Volume 1 Issue 1

Mayor Eberhart is making communication with you a top priority.  Once a month we aim to publish the “Mayor’s Note,” a newsletter covering topics and events the City is involved in.  Communication is best when it’s a dialogue, so please contact us if you have ideas, suggestions, or comments.  We have a “Suggestion” button on the site and you can always contact me at 907.459.6793.  Thank you, Mayor Eberhart.Mayor's Note, Volume 1 Issue 1


Statement from Mayor Eberhart

I am sad to hear of the loss of life of two members of our community. My prayers go to the families of those who died in the fire, to the person who was seriously burned, and to those whose lives have been uprooted. I applaud and am grateful, however, for the fast and effective rescue efforts of firefighters from the City of Fairbanks and other fire departments. They saved the lives of many persons.

As a community, let’s pitch in to help in the best way we can, by making donations to the Red Cross. The statewide link for the Red Cross allows for local donations:

Mayor John Eberhart

Mayor’s Statement – 11/29/13

When I decided to run for Mayor of the City of Fairbanks, I did it because I felt we as a community could accomplish more, succeed more, and be more, if we did it together.

Thanks to the voters, I have achieved my first goal: to be in a position to help guide our local government in a direction that brings strength and cohesion to our city and larger community. I have begun to implement strategies that will allow for greater inclusion in the decision-making processes that affect all of us.

I will introduce an Ordinance to establish a Diversity Commission. I have started meeting with leaders who represent diverse cultural and socio-economic groups to discuss what that commission might look like and what it can focus on. I have ensured that vacancies for all City committees and appointed seats are advertised and known to anyone who is interested in applying.

In the current economic environment, it is crucial that we find ways to avoid unnecessary services among the governmental bodies and that we work together to increase efficiencies. Efforts are already moving forward to study Intergovernmental Service Agreements between the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Fort Wainwright, the City of Fairbanks, and other community partners. I fully support the City’s engagement in these efforts. I believe that we can find more ways to increase services to the public while cutting costs and perhaps generating revenue.

Transparency is my benchmark for moving forward to provide citizens with avenues of access to information and communication with City departments. I have an open door policy and I also invite members of our community to attend any of our public meetings and contact me with comments, ideas, or concerns. It will take all of us working together to make our Golden Heart City stronger. We are Stronger Together.

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