Thank you for your interest in serving. We are excited that you are willing to offer your time and your talents to improving the quality of life in our community. For more information on serving as an elected or appointed official, please contact the Clerk's Office.
The Office of Mayor is an at-large elected position serving 3-year terms. Candidate filing begins in August. Please watch our Elections page for notices and important deadlines. All candidate filing periods and elections will also be shown at the calendar on the right.
Council Members are elected at-large to serve staggered three-year terms and are elected during the regular October election. Candidate filing for vacant seats begins in August.
Boards & Commissions
We have four boards and commissions from which to choose:
Board and commission members are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by Council and serve staggered three-year terms beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Seats that become available due to resignations during a term are advertised at the time they become available in the newspaper, the city website and on Facebook.
The Mayor, Council Members and Planning & Zoning Commissioners are required to file a financial disclosure statement with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.