City Council Agenda Packet – 12/05/2016

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of December 5, 2016, click here.

Presentation Schedule for 2016 Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant (2017 Distribution)

Organization presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 800 Cushman Street.  For a full presentation schedule, visit our Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund page.

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 the Executive Assistant to the CEO of InterMed in 2008. Although she loved the East Coast, she returned to Alaska in 2010 to be closer to her parents and siblings.
Teal has been working at the Fairbanks Police Department since 2010; she first worked in the Administrative Office and then on the Data Management Team. She received her Business degree in 2014 from the University of Alaska. Personally, Teal enjoys traveling, fishing, and exploring the outdoors with her husband, Matt, and their daughter.


Council Action Notice – 11/21/2016

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of November 21, 2016, click here.

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 construction! It has given downtown Fairbanks a complete new look.


City Council Agenda Packet – 11/21/2016

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of November 21, 2016, click here.

City Reps Needed for Borough Planning Commission!

we-need-you-volunteer3001The Fairbanks North Star Borough Planning Commission reserves three positions for City of Fairbanks representatives which are selected and nominated by the Mayor and City Council.  Applicants must be residents of the City of Fairbanks.

The City of Fairbanks invites you to apply to serve on this very important Commission.  To do so, visit our Boards and Commissions page, or contact the City Clerk at 907-459-6774 for more information.

City Council Action Notice – 11/07/2016

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of November 7, 2016, click here.

City Council Audio – 11/21/2016

City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City Council Meeting that was held on November 21st, 2016.
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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 the Director of Public Works for Fort Wainwright for eighteen years. Over three decades he has led and managed a wide variety of military and civilian organizations. As the Director of Public Works he was responsible for all the utilities and labor negotiations for his staff. Mr. Meeks is currently the elected chairman of the Interior Gas and Utilities Board, representing the City of Fairbanks.


Jeff Jacobson is appointed as Public Works Director. Jeff Jacobson joined the City of Fairbanks as Chief of Staff in January 2016. Mr. Jacobson has been the acting Public Works Director for over 6 months and is excited to accept the opportunity to continue to work with this exceptional staff that provides essential services to the City of Fairbanks.