2016 Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Application Period Ends October 31!

Grant Recipient Logo ColorThe City Clerk’s Office will accept Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Applications through 5 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016.  To download the application or to learn more about who may apply, visit our Discretionary Fund Information page!

City Council Agenda Packet – 10/24/16

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of October 24, 2016, click here.

Welcome New Employees

Welcome (left to right) Ryan Holland, Kerry Kirby, Michelle Gutierrez, and Matt Fellman

Ryan Holland was originally from Savannah, Georgia.  He began as a volunteer EMT while earning his degree in geology.  When he moved to Fairbanks five years ago, he began volunteering with the Ester Volunteer Fire Department.  He received great training over the past few years and recently completed the Paramedic Academy at UAF.  Ryan looks forward to sharing his skills and knowledge with the City of Fairbanks.

Kerry Kirby is the City’s new Purchasing Agent in the Finance Department.  Kerry grew up with an active duty Air Force father and moved extensively her entire life. Kerry finally found a place to call home when she moved to Fairbanks eight years ago. She loves spending time enjoying what Alaska has to offer during all seasons.  Kerry and her fiancé are animal lovers and have one dog, George, and two cats, Angel and Demon. She has two daughters, Emma, 14 and Kennedy, 12.

Kerry obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in marketing from Columbia College in 2007. She then obtained her Master’s in Business Administration from Baker College of Graduate Studies in 2010 and a Master’s of Public Administration in Government Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2013. She is currently an adjunct instructor for Wayland Baptist University, teaching courses in business management, human resources, organizational behavior, and business communications.

Kerry has a background in collections, purchasing, customer service, and business. She looks forward to working with all the great people at the City.

Michelle Gutierrez –   Michelle was born and raised in Texas.  Her husband is in the Army.  They have three children and two dogs.  Her daughter, Aniya, will be 12 this year. Her son, Aiden, is 10 and her youngest son, Azrael, is 5.   They moved to Fairbanks six months ago and are excited to experience their first real winter.   Michelle is extremely family oriented, coming from a large family.  The Army has taught them that anywhere they go family can be made.  Her main hobby, aside from motherhood, is CrossFit.   She has been weightlifting for about two years. Michelle is looking forward to getting to know everyone here at Patrick B. Cole City Hall.

Matt Fellman was born and raised in Soldotna.  After graduation from Soldotna High School, Matt worked as a commercial fisherman in Cook Inlet and later as a gold miner in the Interior.  He eventually made his way to Fairbanks to pursue a career in the fire service.  In 2014, Matt began work at the University Fire Department where he worked until coming to the City of Fairbanks.  Matt enjoys hunting, fishing, alpine skiing, playing hockey and spending time with his longtime girlfriend.  He’s excited for the opportunity to work for the City and looks forward to serving the community.

Please welcome Ryan, Kerry, Michelle and Matt to the City.


Fairbanks Officer Shot


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 16, 2016




Shortly after midnight, the Fairbanks Police responded to the 300 block of 7th Avenue for reports of shots fired. As multiple calls came into the Dispatch Center, a responding officer radioed that he was shot.

After shooting the officer, the suspect fled the scene in the officer’s patrol car. A few blocks away the patrol car was recovered.

The suspect is an Alaska Native male in his 20s wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and a knit hat.

The officer was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital by Fairbanks Fire Department. The officer sustained serious injuries from multiple gunshot wounds and has since been flown to Anchorage for treatment.

The Fairbanks Police Department urges the public to be safe as the suspect is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has any information relating to this incident please contact the Fairbanks Police Department at 907-459-6800


Contact:            PIO Yumi McCulloch, 907-388-0909



UNOFFICIAL 2016 City of Fairbanks Election Results

To view the UNOFFICIAL 2016 City of Fairbanks Election results, click here.  All absentee, questioned and special needs ballots are included in the totals.  The City election results will remain “UNOFFICIAL” until the City Council certifies the election results at the Regular Meeting of October 24, 2016.

City Council Action Notice – 10/10/2016

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City Council Audio – 10/10/2016

City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City Council Meeting that was held on September 19th, 2016.
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City Council Agenda Packet – 10/10/2016

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UNOFFICIAL Municipal Election Results

The Unofficial Election results for the City of Fairbanks, City of North Pole, and Fairbanks North Star Borough regular elections do not reflect absentee, questioned and special needs ballots.  The final count will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

A Tree to Watch Grow

The Girl Scouts from Troop 144, led by Scout Leader Joseph Price, came to the Patrick B. Cole City Hall to plant a tree. The tree is a Prunus Virginiana, commonly known as a chokecherry, that was donated to Troop 144 by Holm Town Nursery.  The Girl Scouts met Mayor Eberhart and each of them received a City pin and the Mayor’s card.

Planting the tree was a lesson for the Girl Scouts about helping to take care of their community, the environment, service and charity. They learned from the City’s arborist, Phil Petman, why Fall is the best time to plant a tree, how to plant a tree, what kind of food and nutrients a tree needs and about the water a tree needs.  The Girl Scouts were involved in digging the hole, measuring to see that it was the right size, removing the tree from the pot, loosening the root ball and planting the tree.  As the girls grow, they are encouraged to come back and see how their tree has also grown.


Girl Scout Troop 144