On August 1, the City of Fairbanks began accepting Declarations of Candidacy for City Council Seats “E” and “F”. All declarations for the October 7, 2014 Municipal Election must be received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 P.M., August 15, 2014. To learn more about filing for candidacy or for general information about the 2014 Municipal Election click here.
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.
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.
To view the Council Action from the Regular Meeting of July 21, 2014 click the below link.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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
City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City council Meeting that was held on July 21st, 2014.
Audio from past Council Meetings Available here: Link
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To view the Agenda Packet for the Regular City Council Meeting of July 21, 2014, click the below link.
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.