Apply to Serve on the Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Committee!

The City of Fairbanks is looking to fill a vacancy on the Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Committee. To learn more about the Committee or to apply to serve, click here or call 459-6771.

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

City Hall Rededication Ceremony Invitation:

258bee5Please join us as we rededicate City Hall in honor of former Chief of Staff and long-time City employee Patrick Cole. The event is Tuesday, August 19th 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Patrick B Cole City Hall located at 800 Cushman Street.

There will be speakers and refreshments. 907.459.6793

Council Action Notice – 08/11/14

To view the City Council Action from the Regular Meeting of August 11, 2014 click the below link:

Council Action Notice – 08/11/2014

File for Candidacy – 2014 Municipal Election

Hurry to get your name in the hat!  The City of Fairbanks will continue to accept Declarations of Candidacy for City Council Seats “E” and “F” until Friday, August 15, 2014, at 5 p.m. To learn more about filing for candidacy or for general information about the 2014 Municipal Election click here.    ~Dani 


Council Agenda Packet – 08/11/14

To view the City Council Agenda for the Regular Meeting of August 11, 2014, click the below link.

Council Agenda Packet – 08/11/2014

Deputy City Clerk Earns Certified Municipal Clerks (CMC) Designation

On July 15, 2014, Danyielle Snider earned the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk’s (CMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). Dani earned this designation by participating in extensive educational programs and involvement in professional development activities. IIMC supports life-long learning, skill development, public service and fosters a spirit of mutual assistance and goodwill among Municipal Clerks around the globe. It continually works to advance leading practices in professional and development activities and programs.

Congratulations Danyielle from all the staff at the City of Fairbanks! 002-Amber


Daughter & Granddaughter of Gene Jones Visit

008 (2)City Hall is fortunate to have the Jean Lester paintings “Faces of Alaska” displayed in our building. This past Friday, Renee Jones, daughter of Gene Jones (portrayed in the painting) and her daughter, LaMonee Patterson, came to City Hall to see the painting of Gene. The two ladies are visiting from Las Vegas and brought the late Mr. Jones’ ashes home to Fairbanks.

Thank you for coming to see the paintings, Renee and LaMonee. Next time you come they will be displayed upstairs where they will be accessible to all.

Council Action Notice – 07/21/14

To view the Council Action from the Regular Meeting of July 21, 2014 click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 07/21/2014

Press Release: City Finance Department Garners Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City of Fairbanks Finance Department has been awarded the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

The criteria for the award assesses an entity on how well the budget serves as:

  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device

The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff in meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.  Chief Financial Officer James Soileau and Controller Carmen Randle provided exemplary budgetary preparation services to the City of Fairbanks.  The award was presented to Jim and Carmen by Mayor Eberhart at the City Council meeting on Monday, July 21st.

This is the second consecutive year that the City of Fairbanks Finance Department has received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.


Contact: Amber Courtney, Communications Director/PIO 459.6793 or

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