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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:

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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.

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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.

 

 

City Council Agenda Packet – 11/07/2016

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of November 7, 2016, click here.

Condolences

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Condolences for Sgt. Allen Brandt’s family continue. Sgt. Brandt was a police officer for the City for over 12 years and touched many people’s lives through his compassion and professionalism.  Details regarding memorial services will be made available as they are finalized.

Welcome Mayor Matherly

We would like to introduce Mayor Jim Matherly by putting him in the spotlight. Lydia Samuel, one of our West Valley High School interns, sat down with Mayor Matherly and asked him a few questions to help the people of Fairbanks get more acquainted with him. Matherly thinks the most difficult part about his new job will be keeping the people of Fairbanks happy and engaged. “It’s hard because everyone is different and it’s important to communicate with everyone. I want the people to know that I am not ‘the’ Mayor but ‘their’ Mayor,” he said. He plans to have City Hall be more open and to be available to the people of Fairbanks. Mayor Matherly has plans to make Fairbanks fun again by creating a positive environment at work for stressful City jobs. In his opinion the most important issue facing the City of Fairbanks is money and he plans to work closely with the Finance department. Growing up Jim Matherly majored in music education and performance and wanted to be a music teacher before following his father’s footsteps into business. In his free time, he hangs out with his family and plays music. Family is the most important thing to Mr. Matherly. When asked how he plans to balance work and family life he told us, “I schedule it and make it happen…if it’s there today, it will be there tomorrow, and if it’s not life or death, go to your kids’ thing and then come back the next day.” 
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City Council Audio – 10/24/2016

City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City Council Meeting that was held on October 24th, 2016.
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Certified Municipal Election Results and Report

At the Regular Meeting of October 24, 2016, the Fairbanks City Council certified the 2016 Municipal Election returns.

City Council Action Notice – 10/24/2016

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of October 24, 2016, click here.

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.