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The City Council 

The elective officers of the city shall consist of the Mayor and six Council Members.

The Mayor and each Council Member shall be elected from the city at large. The term of office for each Council Member and Mayor shall be two years and shall commence on the next regular Council meeting following the election. Beginning in 2017, newly elected Mayor and Council Members will serve a three year term.

The Council shall exercise all of the legislative and policy-making powers of the city and shall provide for the performance of all duties and obligations imposed upon the city by law.

(Charter of the City of Valdez, Chapter 3 & Valdez Municipal Code, Chapter 2.06)


Current City Council Members

(Click Name to View Each Council Member's Photograph and Biography)

Term on Council

Current Term Expiration
 Mayor Ruth E. Knight 2nd  May, 2018
 Mayor Pro Tempore Nate Smith  3rd   May, 2018
 Council Member Christopher Moulton 3rd  May, 2018
 Council Member Lon Needles  1st  May, 2017
 Council Member H. Lea Cockerham  1st  May, 2017
 Council Member Ryan Rydor McCune  1st  May, 2017
 Council Member Dennis Fleming 2nd May, 2018



Points of Contact

City Clerk, Sheri Pierce, MMC, 907-834-3408 or

Deputy Clerk, Allie Ferko, 907-834-3468 or



Regular Meeting Schedule

7:00 p.m. - First and third Tuesday of each month    

Valdez City Council Chambers
212 Chenega St.
Valdez, AK 99686



City Council Agendas, Minutes & Audio Recordings


Click to view Council agenda packets, meeting summaries, approved minutes, and audio.

Agenda packets available prior to meetings and work sessions.

Meeting audio recordings and action summaries posted online following each meeting.

                 Meeting minutes available following formal Council approval.   
                      (Minutes not taken for work sessions.)