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Community & Economic Development
Lisa Von Bargen

212 Chenega Ave.
Valdez, AK 99686
ComDev Staff

Ph: (907) 834-3401
Fax: (907) 834-3420

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Community and Economic Development Department is responsible for a wide array of activities and services to assist the community, including:
  • Allotting environmental permits for municipal projects
  • Administering planning and zoning, including:
    • Conditional uses
    • Variances and exceptions
    • Zoning maps
    • Zoning reviews
  • Assisting with and organizing community events
  • Being a community information and resource library
  • Building and construction plan reviews, permitting, and inspections
  • Economic development, including business assistance and exploring diversification opportunities for the community
  • Enforcing and abating nuisance and code violation
  • Handling business registrations for commercial businesses, home occupations, and itinerant vendors
  • Mapping all elements of the community from land to streets to addresses to infrastructure
  • Regulating subdivisions and platting
  • Serving as staff liaison department to the Planning and Zoning Commission

Management Responsibilities
The Community and Economic Development Department is also responsible for managing:
  • City lands, including land sales, land leases, and other generally allowed uses on city-owned public property
  • Coastal zone
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Flood zones
  • Grants
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Projects
  • Permanent property records for all property within the city limits