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 or contact  

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 […]

City Engineering Team Wins Award

The City of Fairbanks received the 2016 Implementation Award at the Alaska Chapter of the American Planning Association (AK APA). This award was presented to Jackson Fox for the Cushman Street Reconstruction and Wayfinding Signs projects during the implementation of Complete Streets. Great work by the Engineering Team in bringing this project from concept to […]

Administrative Changes at the City

City of Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly announces the following changes in his Administration effective November 21, 2016: Mike Meeks has accepted the position of Chief of Staff. No stranger to public service, Mr. Meeks retired from Federal Service after 36 years as an Army Officer and an Army Civilian. During that time period he was […]


Condolences for Sgt. Allen Brandt’s family continue. Sgt. Brandt was a police officer for the City for over 12 years and touched many people’s lives through his compassion and professionalism.  Details regarding memorial services will be made available as they are finalized.

Welcome Mayor Matherly

We would like to introduce Mayor Jim Matherly by putting him in the spotlight. Lydia Samuel, one of our West Valley High School interns, sat down with Mayor Matherly and asked him a few questions to help the people of Fairbanks get more acquainted with him. Matherly thinks the most difficult part about his new […]