City Council

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, three-year terms will be phased in for both the Mayor and Council Members.

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

MemberTerm on CouncilCurrent Term Expiration
Mayor Jeremy O'Neil
Email Jeremy O'Neil
1stMay, 2021



Mayor Pro Tempore Sharon Scheidt
Email Sharon Scheidt
1stMay, 2022



Council Member Ron Ruff
Email Ron Ruff
1stMay, 2021



Council Member Christopher Moulton
Email Chris Moulton
4thMay, 2020



Council Member Darren Reese
Email Darren Reese
1stMay, 2020



Council Member Dennis Fleming
Email Dennis Fleming
3rdMay, 2021



Council Member Alan Sorum
Email Alan Sorum
3rdMay, 2022


Points of Contact

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

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

Regular Meeting Schedule

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

Valdez City Council Chambers
212 Chenega Street
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.)