2015 Municipal Election Information

electionaheadsign8572[1]The 2015 Municipal Election will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  To view the 2015 City Candidate List or for general election and voting information, click here.  

Welcome to Kristian Jorgenson-Geise: Our New Recruit Police Officer!

Welcome, Kristian!  Kristian became a City of Fairbanks employee on August 14, 2015.

Hello Fairbanks, my name is Kristian Jorgenson-Geise, I’ve been a member of the Fairbanks community for the last four years as a student at UAF.  I am currently finishing up my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.  I look forward to meeting you all at some point.   Have a great day.


Council Action Notice – 08/10/15

To view the City Council Action from the Regular Meeting of August 10, 2015, click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 08/10/2015

Council Agenda Packet – 08/06/15

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of August 10, 2015, click the below link.

Council Agenda Packet – 08/10/2015

Get Your Hands Dirty at Clay Street Cemetery!

The Clay Street Cemetery Commission needs your help!  Work days will be held at the Cemetery August 15, 22 and 29 to place headstones on unmarked gravesites.  Interested in lending a hand?  Call Chair Bill Robertson at (907) 488-2328 for more information on how to get involved.  IMG_3016

Payment System Up and Running!

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.