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Office of the Borough Clerk

Phone (907) 459-1401
FAX (907) 459-1224

Nanci A. Ashford-Bingham, MMC
Borough Clerk

The Office of the Borough Clerk provides the professional line between the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels.

The Borough Assembly, the legislative branch of the borough government, appoints the Borough Clerk. The Clerk and her staff work for the legislative body. The Clerk administers the Assembly’s offices and serves as a conduit to the Administration, the public, and other agencies for the Assembly.

Mandated Duties of the Borough Clerk
General Information
Public Resources
Introduction to Staff
Election Information


Mandated Duties of the Municipal Clerk

Publish and give notice of meetings to the borough assembly members and the public of the time and place for meetings.

Keeps a journal of all borough assembly meetings and makes available for public inspection municipal ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations, and codes.

Prepares agendas and agenda packets as required by the borough assembly.

Advises the borough assembly on the appropriate use of parliamentary procedures.

Has custody of the official municipal seal and attests (confirms to be genuine) deeds, and other documents, such as ordinances, resolutions, minutes, and contracts, by signing and affixing the municipal seal.

Manage municipal records and develop retention schedules and procedures for inventory, storage, and destruction of all municipal records as necessary.

Conduct all municipal elections and publishes, posts, and gives notice of elections. The Clerk also prepares petitions and verifies signatures for initiative, referendum, and recall elections.

General Information 

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of Municipal holidays.

Our physical address is 809 Pioneer Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701; mailing address is PO Box 71267, Fairbanks, Alaska 99707-1267.

The main office telephone number is (907) 459-1401, fax number is (907) 459-1224. By calling (907) 459-1401 after 5:00 p.m. or weekends, you can listen to a recording that gives the details on upcoming Borough Assembly meetings.

Public Resources

You can obtain copies of the following documents from our website and also directly from the Clerk’s Office:

Assembly meeting agendas, action memos and minutes

Fairbanks North Star Borough Code of Ordinances

Introduction to Staff

The Clerk’s Office is staffed by eight persons who perform a variety of record keeping and Assembly support roles:

Nanci A. Ashford-Bingham, MMC, Borough Municipal Clerk, (907) 459-1402,

April Trickey, CMC, Deputy Clerk, (907) 459-1412,

Richard Valenti, CMC, Assistant Deputy Clerk/Records, (907) 459-1403,

Adena Benn, Research Assistant, (907) 459-1406,

Michelle Webb, Administrative Assistant III, (907) 459-1405,

Melanie Desmond, Administrative Assistant I, (907) 459-1401,

Records Technician, (907) 459-1411,

Patti Gross, Records Data Clerk, (907) 459-7403,

Nanci A. Ashford-Bingham, MMC
Borough Clerk
(907) 459-1402
April Trickey, CMC
Deputy Clerk
(907) 459-1412

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Fairbanks North Star Borough

PO Box 71267

Fairbanks, Alaska 99707-1267
809 Pioneer Road

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Written communications with public officials/borough employees generally are considered a public record
and subject to disclosure (viewing and/or copying of the communication) pursuant to a public records request.

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