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 three years and shall commence on the next regular Council meeting following the election.

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)

Nominating Petitions Available for the 2023 Regular Municipal Election 

Nominating Petitions are now available in the City Clerk's Office if you are interested in running for School Board or City Council. 

The following City Council seats will be on the May 2nd ballot:

  • 2 seats each to serve a 3-year term
  • 1 seat to serve a 1-year term

Additionally, the following School Board Seats are up for election:

  • 3 seats each to serve a 3-year term
  • 1 seat to serve a 1-year term

Nominating Petitions must be completed and returned to the Clerk's Office by March 15, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

To learn more read the Preliminary Notice of Election HERE and the "How To Guide for Prospective Candidates" HERE.

Current City Council Members

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

Member NameTerm NumberTerm Expiration
Mayor Sharon Scheidt
2ndMay 2024

Mayor Pro Tempore Alan Sorum 
4thMay 2025

Council Member Todd Wegnertwegner@valdezak.gov1stMay 2024

Council Member Susan Love
1stMay 2023

Council Member Jimmy Devens
1stMay 2023

Council Member Dennis Fleming 
5thMay 2025

Council Member Olivia Foster
1st- partial May 2023

Points of Contact

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

Deputy Clerk, Elise Sorum-Birk, 907-834-3468 or 

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 & Video Recordings

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

Agenda packets are available prior to meetings and work sessions.

Meeting video recordings and action summaries are posted online following each meeting.

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

City Council Policies and Procedures

Click to view the City Council's Policies and Procedures document- Amended 4.5.22 (PDF)

Current City Council Goals and Priorities Information