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Payment System Down: Blame the New Guy

This is Caleb.  Caleb is the new IT guy.  The payment system for the City of Fairbanks is temporarily down.  We are blaming the new guy, not because he broke it, but because… well, we can.  Thanks, Caleb.  We will update this site when the payment system is working again.  Thank you!


Council Action Notice – 07/20/15

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of July 20, 2015, click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 07/20/2015

Press Release: Pearl Watson Proclaimed City of Fairbanks “City Hostess”




Pearl Watson Proclaimed City of Fairbanks “City Hostess”


Fairbanks, AK: At the Fairbanks City Council meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015, Mayor Eberhart read a City of Fairbanks proclamation making Pearl Watson the official City of Fairbanks City Hostess.


The City of Fairbanks Hostess/Host is an honorific title given to an individual to represent the City of Fairbanks in a gracious, diplomatic, and hospitable manner at community events.  The City Hostess or Host may attend any community events of their choosing as the City of Fairbanks representative.  Each City Hostess or Host may select the events they wish to attend. There are no mandatory duties that the Hostess or Host must perform.


Pearl Watson has been active in our community for almost 70 years.  Pearl graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and worked to transcribe Alaska Native history for the UAF museum.


Pearl is currently the President of the Interior Alaska Sourdoughs, a member of the Elks, and the American Legion Auxiliary.  Pearl is also active at the Senior Center, the Pioneer’s Home, in her church, and with activities with friends and family.


Photo – Mayor John Eberhart and Pearl Watson

Permission is given to any news agency to use the photo courtesy of the City.

Amber Courtney, Communications Director/PIO 907.459.6793



Continuing the Conversation with Governor Walker

Governor Walker held a day long meeting on “Continuing the Conversation Budget Discussion” last week here in Fairbanks. Community leaders were invited for a second time to participate in discussing Alaska’s economic future. Two objectives of the first gathering were to define the right size of government and to develop a solution most Alaskans agree to for closing the fiscal gap. The second meeting focused on identifying how to deal with declining revenues and growing operating costs. Teams discussed possible solutions and cost cutting options.
Mayor Eberhart worked with Karl Kassel as part of a work group during a break-out session.


Council Meeting Audio – 07/20/15

City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City Council Meeting that was held on August 10th , 2015.
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Audio from past Council Meetings Available here: Link

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Clay Street Cemetery Commission Accepts Rotary Club Donation

The Clay Street Cemetery Commission accepted a $4,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Fairbanks at their regular monthly meeting of July 1, 2015.  The Commission actively seeks donations from local organizations for the restoration of the City’s historic Clay Street Cemetery.  The donated funds will be primarily used to purchase new headstones for unmarked graves in the cemetery.  The City of Fairbanks and the Clay Street Cemetery Commission would like to thank the Rotary Club for their generous donation!

Chair Robertson & Rotary Club Members (4,000 donation)

Chair Bill Robertson with Rotary Club members Mike Cook, Althea St. Martin, Peggy Pollen and Aisha Tinker Bray (left to right).




Commissioners & Rotary Club Members (4,000 donation)Commissioner Jevon Stone, Commissioner Frank Turney, Commissioner Scott McCrea, Rotarian Mike Cook, Chair Bill Robertson, Commissioner Anne Castle, Rotarian Althea St. Martin, Rotarian Peggy Pollen, Rotarian Aisha Tinker Bray, and Commissioner Dave Erickson (left to right).

Council Agenda Packet – 07/20/15

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of July 20, 2015, click the below link.

Council Agenda Packet – 07/20/2015

Public Notice – City Offices Closed on July 23 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

City Offices (non-essential personnel only) will be closed from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015 for an employee picnic.  We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Welcome to Caleb Hellickson: Our New Client Systems Administrator

Welcome, Caleb! Caleb became a City of Fairbanks employee on July 1, 2015.


Hi, my name is Caleb Hellickson. I was born in Fairbanks, and attended school at North Pole Elementary, Middle, and High school. After graduating High School in 2010, I pursued a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science, and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in December of 2014. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities with my friends and family, and reading. By nature, I am very curious, and find just about any topic interesting. I am also always looking for ways to improve myself. I am extremely excited to begin working for the City of Fairbanks and can’t wait for the challenges ahead.

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