Mayors Note: September 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.


VOTE in the 2014 Municipal Election on October 7!

Vote-Counts[1]The 2014 Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  The City of Fairbanks encourages residents to get involved by casting a vote; after all, Fairbanks is YOUR City!  For more details about when, where and how to vote, click here.

Team Spirit at the City of Fairbanks!

At Monday night’s City Council Meeting, Mayor John Eberhart sported the jersey of the Lathrop Malemutes to celebrate their victory in the Mayor’s Bowl game held last Friday. The Lathrop Malemutes beat the North Pole Patriots 31-13, which was the first time the Malemutes beat the Patriots at the Mayor’s Bowl since 2003. Maybe Mayor Eberhart brought the team good luck by winning the coin toss for Lathrop!016 (2)

Welcome Jennifer Mepsted to the City of Fairbanks

Help us in welcoming our new employee, Jennifer Mepsted, to the City of Fairbanks. Jennifer is an emergency dispatcher in our Dispatch Center. She was hired September 4th. ” I grew up on a small hobby farm in northern Wisconsin and move to Fairbanks 4 years ago. I keep busy with homeschooling my 3 kids and clearing our land to build a house next spring. When I’m not busy with that, I enjoy reading, music, cooking, & baking all sorts of treats.”


Welcome Jessie Beyer to the City of Fairbanks

Help us in welcoming our new employee, Jessie Beyer, to the City of Fairbanks. Jessie an emergency dispatcher in our Dispatch Center. She was hired September 3rd. “I am from Missoula, MT. My husband and I moved here in March with our dog to be closer to his family. I have worked both in the emergency room and ambulance prior, and I am excited to try something new.”


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.”


City to Accept Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Applications Starting October 1, 2014

Grant Recipient Logo ColorThe City will accept Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Applications from October 1 through October 31, 2014.  To download the application or to learn more about who may apply, visit our Discretionary Fund Information page!

Council Action Notice – 09/08/14

To view the Council Action from the Regular Meeting of September 8, 2014 click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 09/08/2014

Council Meeting Audio – 09/08/14

City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City council Meeting that was held on September 8th, 2014.

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Audio from past Council Meetings Available here: Link

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Welcome to Charles Renner-Recruit Firefighter


Please help us in welcoming new Recruit Firefighter Charles Renner. Charles started at the City on September 2nd in our Fire Department. “I have lived in North Pole for nearly all of my life and I love it there. I graduated from Ben Eielson High School where I played football, wrestled, and ran track. I have received my AAS in Municipal Fire Control and I am currently working on my Bachelors of Emergency Management. In my spare time, I enjoy four-wheeling, camping, snowmachining, and when I’m not outdoors, you can probably find me in my garage fixing something.”

C Renner