Welcome to Our Newest Employee: Tim Zinza!

Welcome Tim Zinza! Tim began employment on Monday with the City of Fairbanks in the Engineering Department as an Engineer III:
Tim moved to Fairbanks in July, 1987 from Connecticut solely for the unique appeal the state of Alaska has to offer. Tim married a second generation Alaskan, Ginnie Hansen, in 1990, whom he has two children with, Cade (11) and Danica (6). His main enjoyment is spending time with his family by showing his children the interesting things Alaska has to offer such as kayaking the Chena River in the summers to skiing at Alyeska in the winters. In December 2004, Tim received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks to start his engineering career and became professionally licensed in April 2009. His engineering career has spanned 10 years of which 8 have been spent in the private sector and the last two with the State of Alaska. He looks forward to extending his career with the City of Fairbanks.

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FPD Attends Housing First Christmas Party

Housing First Fairbanks held their Christmas Party earlier this week, and Director Shirley Lee invited Police Chief Aragon to the event. Chief Aragon invited several officers to the party and a fine time was had by all!
Photo includes: Officer Johnson, Chief Aragon, Officer Hall, and Director Shirley Lee

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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.


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.”


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