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.
The following city facilities will be closed on Friday, Oct 18th in observance of Alaska Day: City Hall, Baler/Landfill, Port Office, Civic Center, Library, Animal Shelter, and city offices. Regular Friday dumpster pick-up will occur on Thursday/Saturday.
Join the paving project team for an open house on Oct. 24th in the Hermon Hutchens Elementary School cafeteria. Stop by anytime between 6pm & 7:30pm to learn more about the project design, scope, & schedule. Get your questions answered & provide feedback. Click to Learn More...
City Council will holds its sixth and final 2020 Budget Work Session on Monday, Oct. 21st at 6pm in Council Chambers. Discussion topics include review of budgets for education/schools, Counseling Center, Ports/Harbors, & reserve funds/transfers recap. Click to View Agenda Materials & Access Livestream