Council Agenda Packet – 02/24/14

To view the Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of February 24, 2014 select the following link:

Council Agenda Packet – 02/24/2014

Council Action Notice – 02/10/14

To view the Council Actions from the Regular Meeting of February 10, 2014 click the following link:

Council Action Notice – 02/10/2014

Meetings with Alaska State Legislators

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Council Member Renee Staley and Mayor John Eberhart met with Senator Pete Kelly yesterday in Juneau to discuss City of Fairbanks capital needs. The list of requests that the City of Fairbanks submitted to the Alaska State Legislature focused primarily on Public Safety. For a complete list of the projects, descriptions, and Resolutions, please click on the link to the left under “City Legislative Requests.” Photo: Joseph Byrnes

City Clerk Receives Master Municipal Clerk Designation


As of February 11, 2014 our very own City Clerk, Janey Hovenden, earned the prestigious Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).  This certification is the highest designation awarded to Municipal Clerks and Janey has worked extremely hard to obtain it.  In 2012, Janey was also chosen as Clerk of the Year by the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks (AAMC) and is currently serving as President of the AAMC.  We are fortunate to have her at the City of Fairbanks!

Employee: Fire Chief Warren Cummings

102113 103City of Fairbanks Fire Chief Warren Cummings has been with Fairbanks Fire Department since 1972 and in charge of the Department since 1993. He is responsible for the 6 million dollar annual budget as well as 44 full time employees. During his tenure, the Fire Department has seen over 14 million dollars in capital improvements including construction of a new fire station. Chief Cummings has served in various officer positions in both the Alaska Fire Chiefs and the Western Fire Chiefs Associations (a 10 state region). He also is very active in the community and serves on the Moose International Supreme Council headquartered in Mooseheart, Illinois. Here, Chief Cummings is seen with his award for Interior Fire Chiefs Association Fire Chief of the Year. He is also a breast cancer survivor.
Photo: Amber Courtney

Council Agenda Packet – 02/10/14

To view the Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of February 10, 2014 visit the following link:

Council Agenda Packet – 02/10/14

Press Release: New Chief of Staff Starts Work

IMG_0945James “Jim” Williams began employment yesterday, February 3, 2014, as the Chief of Staff for the City of Fairbanks.

Mayor Eberhart stated, “Jim is an articulate, thoughtful leader. He is intelligent, experienced and diplomatic. He relates extremely well with all people. With his experience and knowledge of military issues, human resources, strategic planning, business and information technology, he will be a tremendous asset to City government. He will help us in working better and more efficiently for our community.”

Jim has extensive experience and training in strategic planning, executive leadership, and information technology and was previously employed as the IT Director and Chief Information Officer at Tanana Chiefs Conference. Jim retired from the United States Air Force in 2007 after more than 20 years of active duty service; his last military assignment was with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Wainwright.

“I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work serving Fairbanks,” Jim stated.

Contact: Amber Courtney, Communications Director/PIO, 907.590.0910


Mayor’s Note – February 2014: Volume 1 Issue 1

Mayor Eberhart is making communication with you a top priority.  Once a month we aim to publish the “Mayor’s Note,” a newsletter covering topics and events the City is involved in.  Communication is best when it’s a dialogue, so please contact us if you have ideas, suggestions, or comments.  We have a “Suggestion” button on the site and you can always contact me at 907.459.6793.  Thank you, Mayor Eberhart.Mayor's Note, Volume 1 Issue 1


Statement from Mayor Eberhart

I am sad to hear of the loss of life of two members of our community. My prayers go to the families of those who died in the fire, to the person who was seriously burned, and to those whose lives have been uprooted. I applaud and am grateful, however, for the fast and effective rescue efforts of firefighters from the City of Fairbanks and other fire departments. They saved the lives of many persons.

As a community, let’s pitch in to help in the best way we can, by making donations to the Red Cross. The statewide link for the Red Cross allows for local donations:

Mayor John Eberhart

City Board & Commission Vacancies

Have you ever considered serving on a City Board or Commission?  This is a great way to stay informed and involved with your Fairbanks community.  To check current vacancies and to see which seats you may qualify for, visit our Boards and Commissions page.  If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (907) 459-6771 or email