Compliance, Purchasing and Risk Manager: Shannon Kumpula

One of our great employees has taken on a new role! Effective January 1, 2015, Shannon Kumpula will begin work as the Compliance, Purchasing and Risk Manager.

Shannon has been working for the City of Fairbanks since June 1, 2011 as an Accounting Specialist for Payroll and Benefits in the Finance Department. Shannon brings a background in accounting and business management, as well as a strong sense of corporate compliance auditing.

Photo:  Shannon Kumpula and Mayor John Eberhart

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City Welcomes New Chief of Police, Randall Aragon

Fairbanks Chief of Police Randall Aragon was sworn in Monday night at the City Council meeting by City Clerk Janey Hovenden. Mayor Eberhart introduced and welcomed Chief Aragon. Chief Aragon will be very involved in the community and his expertise will serve our community well.

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Press Conference: City and Alaska Native Leadership Seek Answers for the Family of John Wallis

Mayor Eberhart held a joint Press Conference on Monday to notify the community of the actions the City of Fairbanks has taken in seeking answers for the family of John Wallis. Sharon McConnell of Denakkanaaga, Shirley Lee of the Alaska Native Justice Task Force, Steve Ginnis of Fairbanks Native Association, and Will Mayo of Tanana Chiefs Conference appealed for more information. If you have information about the death of Mr. Wallis in January of 2013, please contact the Mayor at 459-6793. Thank you.

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Mayors Note: October 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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Council Agenda Packet – 10/20/14

To view the Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of October 20, 2014, click the below link:

Agenda Packet 10-20-2014(PDF)

Welcome Andrew Davenport to the City of Fairbanks

Please help us welcome our new employee, Andrew Davenport, to the City of Fairbanks. Andy is an equipment mechanic at our Public Works Department. He has been a temp employee since May 5, 2014 and became a permanent employee on September 1, 2014. “I grew up in Salcha, Alaska attending Salcha Elementary School until 1993 then finishing up my years at Ben Eielson High. After graduation, I traveled to Wyoming for a year at Wyotech where I earned a program diploma for automotive/diesel/fabrication and high performance engine building (just in case). I returned to Alaska after school and worked numerous jobs on the north slope before spending a long stay with Alyeska. A growing family and home life left me wanting for a position involving a little less travel. I enjoy all the staple Alaskan activities such as hunting, fishing, traveling the local rivers and spending quality time with my wife, scrambling around after our kids.”

ANDREW

Council Action Notice – 08/25/14

To view the Council Action from the Regular Meeting of August 25, 2014 click the below link:

Council Action Notice – 08/25/2014

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.

Sister City Visitors at Pedro Monument Rededication

002The Sister City relationship between Fanano, Italy, and Fairbanks, Alaska, was established to honor the birthplace of Felix Pedro (in Italian “Felice Pedroni”), in 2002. Pedro’s discovery of gold on July 22, 1902, launched a series of events that helped establish Fairbanks. Since 2002 there have been regular exchanges between our two cities. This year Festival Fairbanks hosted five visitors from Italy including the Great Grand Nephew of Felix Pedro, Adriano Pedroni.

Festivities included the Felix Pedro Monument Rededication Ceremony hosted by the Pioneers of Alaska Igloo #4.

Pictured are several of the visitors from Italy, Mayor Eberhart, and Adriano Pedroni (next to the floral arrangement), great-grand-nephew of Felix Pedro. Photo courtesy of Julie Jones, Festival Fairbanks. Amber