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Welcome to our hometown!                                                                  

The City of Kodiak is situated on the second largest island in the United States, approximately 250 air miles southwest of Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska. The City of Kodiak was incorporated September 11, 1940. In 1965 Kodiak City voters adopted a City Charter (municipal constitution). The City of Kodiak is a home ruled city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government, which combines the abilities of a professionally trained, full-time manager, with the interested and dedicated services of elected citizens to enhance the safety, livability, and prosperity of the community.

The City of Kodiak employs 120 full-time and 9 part-time staff supplemented with seasonal employees. The City provides a full array of public services with a Police Department, Fire Department with Emergency Medical Services, Public Library, Parks and Recreation Department, Baranof Museum, Public Works Department, City Engineer, Finance Department, and Port and Harbors Department. The City operates a water utility and a sanitary sewer system with a wastewater treatment plant. The City is a hub for the maritime industry of Southwest Alaska and home to a large and varied fishing fleet. The Port operates a container terminal and the two small boat harbors accommodate a fleet of 1,200 fishing and general purpose recreational vessels annually.

The current annual budget for all services is just over $35,000,000.

Please, take a moment to review the city's many functions and services detailed in the links at left. Should you have any questions, or concerns that need attention, please don't hesitate to contact us.

At your service,

Pat Branson,
Mayor, City of Kodiak