UNOFFICIAL Municipal Election Results

The Unofficial Election results for the City of Fairbanks, City of North Pole, and Fairbanks North Star Borough regular elections do not reflect absentee, questioned and special needs ballots.  The final count will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

A Tree to Watch Grow

The Girl Scouts from Troop 144, led by Scout Leader Joseph Price, came to the Patrick B. Cole City Hall to plant a tree. The tree is a Prunus Virginiana, commonly known as a chokecherry, that was donated to Troop 144 by Holm Town Nursery.  The Girl Scouts met Mayor Eberhart and each of them received a City pin and the Mayor’s card.

Planting the tree was a lesson for the Girl Scouts about helping to take care of their community, the environment, service and charity. They learned from the City’s arborist, Phil Petman, why Fall is the best time to plant a tree, how to plant a tree, what kind of food and nutrients a tree needs and about the water a tree needs.  The Girl Scouts were involved in digging the hole, measuring to see that it was the right size, removing the tree from the pot, loosening the root ball and planting the tree.  As the girls grow, they are encouraged to come back and see how their tree has also grown.


Girl Scout Troop 144

Absentee voting is still open!

dani-emily-vote-localAbsentee voting for the 2016 Municipal Election is still available at City Hall during regular business hours through 5 p.m., Monday, October 3.  If you are not voting early, we hope to see you at the polls on Municipal Election Day, Tuesday, October 4.  Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m.  For more information about the Municipal Election, click here.

Pictured left to right, City Clerk D. Danyielle Snider and Deputy City Clerk Emily Braniff.

Be an involved citizen!

The City of Fairbanks invites you to get involved in local government by joining a City board or commission!  Some board and commission positions require that you be a City resident, but others are available to anyone in the community.  Check out the vacancies listed below, and visit our Boards and Commissions page to apply for service or to get more details about a particular board or commission.

Board/Commission Vacant Seat
Requirement Term Expires
Clay Street Cemetery Commission Seat A City resident August 31, 2017
Clay Street Cemetery Commission Seat G City resident August 31, 2019
Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Committee Seat B Community member June 30, 2019
Landscape Review & Appeals Commission Seat B *see below December 31, 2018

*Lay member interested in civic improvement; City property owner, or City business owner, or City resident

Our Town. Your Vote. Vote LOCAL!


City Council Audio – 09/19/2016

City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City Council Meeting that was held on September 19th, 2016.
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City Council Action Notice – 09/19/2016

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of September 19, 2016, click here.

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Fairbanks Hosts Alaska Fire Conference

The Fairbanks Fire Department has been assisting with the planning and coordination of a major annual training conference for firefighters and fire chiefs from around Alaska with other local area fire departments.
The Alaska Fire Conference is an annual conference, hosted in a different location each year, which provides classes on fire suppression tactics, victim search and rescue, personnel safety, vehicle extrication, fire administration, and awareness on firefighter physical and mental health concerns. The conference is intended to help firefighters stay up-to-date on current trends and issues affecting the fire service. This year’s theme is “Leading The Way”, intended to signify preparing today’s firefighters for the leadership necessary for the future.
The Conference will bring between 200 to 300 firefighters, in addition to their families and related trades people, to Fairbanks. Firefighters will attend classes and seminars throughout Fairbanks at various fire department training grounds.
Hands on training classes begin during pre-conference on Monday September 19th. The Alaska Fire Conference officially begins on Wednesday at the Westmark and closes events on Saturday September 24th with a banquet. A special event at the banquet will honor several firefighters and organizations from around Alaska for major achievements and accomplishments from the past year in categories of Firefighter of the Year, Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year, Fire Service Instructor of the Year, and the Fire Service Leadership Award.
On Saturday, September 24th at approximately 12:00 PM, the public is invited to attend the annual Firefighter Competition at University Fire Department’s Station 2 located at 1950 University Avenue. In teams firefighters will compete against each other in tests of various skills to include bunker drills, hose deployment, ladder use, etc. Winners take home an impressive trophy laden with bragging rights.
More information can be found at or on Facebook@AlaskaFireConference.

Immediate Notice of Road work to be done on South Cushman this weekend.

Beginning at 7am on Saturday 9/17, HC Contractors will close South Cushman at 18th E to traffic while they perform storm drain upgrades.

The affected road closure will be opened back up no later than 7am on 9/19/affected.

Please see the map below for detour route.