Valdez is the United States' farthest north ice free port with the best access to Alaska's interior as well as to the United States Pacific Northwest, Northern Canada, and Pacific Rim trade routes.
Valdez is the southern terminus of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline (TAPS). Supertankers navigate the deep, ice-free waters of Valdez Arm each day, handling more than 1.5 million barrels of crude oil. TAPS operations are managed by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to applicable law and ordinances (or Code of Laws of the City of Valdez) a Special Election will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. Click for Sample Ballot & Absentee Voting Options
Following a nationwide recruitment effort, City Council extended Mr. Mark Detter an offer of employment as Valdez city manager Wednesday afternoon. Under negotiated contract terms, Mr. Detter will begin his tenure as city manager no later than November. Click to Read Full News Release...