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January 31, 2018



One vacancy currently exists on the Economic Diversification Commission due to resignation. The City of Valdez is accepting applications from citizens who would like to be considered for appointment.

One vacancy to serve a one year, seven month term, expiring September 2019

Members of the commission shall be diversified to the maximum extent possible and appointed to represent specific industry sectors of the economy. No two members may be appointed to serve concurrently from the same industry sector. Appointees representing the following industry sectors will be considered to fill the current vacancy: (1) accommodations, (2) commercial fisheries, (3) oil/gas, (4) food & beverage, (5) healthcare, (6) microbusiness/nonprofessional sole proprietors, (7) seafood processing, (8) sport fisheries, and (9) utilities.

The commission is an advisory commission to the city council. It shall have the authority to prepare and submit for approval a comprehensive economic diversification strategy for the overall economic diversification of the community; prepare and recommend for approval reports and plans regarding socioeconomic data and specific sectors of the economy; review and make recommendations to the council for approval of strategic plans, plans of work and funding requests of agencies, organizations, and event sponsors; review and make recommendations for approval on projects submitted for economic development grant funding opportunities; receive, consider and evaluate public input, opinions and recommendations regarding economic diversification programs of the city and advise the city council of any findings or recommendations; and other duties related to economic diversification as outlined in Chapter 2.60 of Valdez municipal code.

Online applications may be submitted through the City’s boards and commission application portal at Paper applications are available at City Hall and can be submitted by email to or dropped off at the front desk of City Hall. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 14th at 5:00 p.m. for appointment by City Council on February 20th, 2017. Please note: The appointed applicant will be expected to attend the Wednesday, February 21st Economic Diversification Commission meeting in City Council Chambers.

Posted 01/18/2018

Allie Ferko, CMC

Deputy City Clerk



TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to applicable law and ordinances (or Code of Laws of the City of Valdez) a general election will be held on MAY 1, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to elect candidates for the following offices:

MAYOR: Vacancy to Serve a Three (3) Year Term

CITY COUNCIL: Two (2) Vacancies to Serve a Three (3) Year Term

One (1) Vacancy, to Serve a Two (2) Year Term

SCHOOL BOARD: Two (2) Vacancies, to Serve a Three (3) Year Term


City Council and City School Board: Must be a qualified elector of Alaska who has been a resident of the City of Valdez for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the date of filing.


Nominating petitions for the offices of City Council and School Board may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office. The first date to file a petition for office will be FEBRUARY 15, 2018. Final date for filing a nominating petition will be MARCH 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


The City consists of three election precincts for all regular and special City elections. The boundaries of these precincts are as follows:

Precinct #1: that portion of the City of Valdez which lies west of Hazelet Avenue.

Precinct #2: that portion of the City of Valdez which lies between Hazelet Avenue and a north/south line drawn through the point where Crooked Creek crosses the Richardson Highway (Salmon Turnaround).

Precinct #3: that portion of the City of Valdez which lies east of a north/south line drawn through the point where Crooked Creek crosses the Richardson Highway (Salmon Turnaround).

The polling places for these precincts shall be as follows:

Precinct #1: Teen Center

Precinct #2 City Council Chambers

Precinct #3 Robe River Subdivision Fire Station


1. Is a United States Citizen;

2. Is 18 years or older;

3. Has been a resident of the State of Alaska and the City of Valdez for 30 days immediately preceding the election;

4. Is registered 30 days prior to the election as required under Alaska Statutes 15.07 and is not registered to vote in another jurisdiction;

5. Is not disqualified under Article V of the State Constitution

Sheri L. Pierce, MMC, City Clerk


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