Mayor & Council


  The Soldotna City Council is the legislative body of the City of Soldotna and is comprised of six members, all of whom are elected at large to designated seats. Members serve staggered three year terms.

The City Council enacts the laws of the city, sets the mill rate for property taxes within the city, approves the annual budget for the city, and appropriates funds to provide for city services. Through ordinances, resolutions and budget adoption, the council establishes policies and directives which are then executed through administration.

The office of Mayor is an elected position who serves as the ceremonial head of government, executing official City documents on authorization of the governing body. The Mayor presides over City Council meetings, may take part in discussion of a matter before the governing body, may vote in the case of a tie, and has limited veto power. The Mayor appoints members to City Boards and Commissions, which are then confirmed by the City Council. The Mayor is elected at large and serves a term of three years.

The public is welcome to attend any meeting of the Council and participate at opportunities for public comments on the agenda. Upcoming agendas are published in the Peninsula Clarion, on the notice board at the front entrance of City Hall, and on the City's web site.  Agendas can also be accessed by clicking on individual meetings on the calendar below.

   Council Portrait for web  
    Paul Whitney, Linda Murphy, Tyson Cox, Tim Cashman
Regina Daniels, Pete Sprague, Lisa Parker
Photo by: Roy Mullin Photography


     Nels Anderson Mayor  420-4695 2020  
     Paul Whitney Seat A  262-5667 or 395-7231 2018   
     Tyson Cox Seat B  252-4814
     Linda Murphy Seat C  262-1686  2018   
     Tim Cashman Seat D  953-9065 2019  
     Lisa Parker Seat E  398-1883  2019   
     Keith Baxter Seat F  398-7287 2020  
   Send an email to the Mayor and Council Members 

For more information, please contact the City Clerk at 907-262-9107.


City Council Meeting Calendar

City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted in the Calendar. Please click on individual meetings to access more information, including agendas.

City Council

 City of Soldotna Council Agenda

July 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m.                                   City Council Chambers                                        Regular Meeting  

(Action Agenda / Council Packet

Items that are no longer live links can be viewed within the packet, please use link above.  
  (All items with an asterisk (*) are considered to be routine and non-controversial by the Council and will be approved by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests, in which case the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.)  
   *A.  June 28, 2017 Regular Council Meeting Minutes  
    A.   “Visitor Center Quarterly Report” Shanon Davis, Executive Director, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce (10 Minutes)  
 5.  PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS (Items other than those appearing on the Agenda; 3 minutes per speaker; 20 minutes aggregate)  
 7.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)  
   A.  Ordinances   
      1.  Enacted  Ordinance 2017-020 – Approving the FY18 Capital Budget and Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $730,000 in the General Fund and the Small Capital Projects Fund (City Manager)


Enacted  Ordinance 2017-021 – Re-Appropriating Remaining Funds Originally Appropriated in Emergency Ordinance 2017-018 that will not be Fully Expended by the July 23, 2017 Expiration Date as Established in Soldotna Municipal Charter Article III, Section 3.020 – Emergency Ordinance (City Manager)  
      3.   Failed to Enact as Amended  Ordinance 2017-022 – Providing for the Submission to the Qualified Voters of the City of Soldotna at the Regular Election of October 3, 2017 the Question of Amending the Soldotna City Charter Section 2.050 – Organization and Officers to Establish that the Mayor May Not Vote, Except in the Case of a Tie and to Establish Veto Powers to the Mayor (Mayor)  
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
     *1.  Ordinance 2017-023 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $1,000 in the General Fund for a Donation Received from the Soldotna Library Friends (City Manager) (Public Hearing on August 9, 2017)
    *2.  Ordinance 2017-024 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $1,000 in the General Fund for a Grant Received from the Califa Group (City Manager) (Public Hearing on August 9, 2017)
   B.  Resolutions   
     1.  Having no motion to adopt Resolution 2017-028 was not considered   Resolution 2017-028 – Approving the Ballot Summary Statement for Proposition 17-01 an Amendment of Soldotna Municipal Charter Section 2.050 – Organization and Officers (City Clerk)
    *2.  Resolution 2017-029 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Facilities Management Agreement with Soldotna Little League, Inc. (City Manager)  
    *3.  Resolution 2017-030 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Lease with the Soldotna Historical Society Museum, Inc. (City Manager)  
    *4.  Resolution 2017-031 – Authorizing the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce a Temporary Public Access Use Limitation in Soldotna Creek Park for the Purpose of Hosting a 36 Crazyfists Concert (City Manager)  
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)   
     *1.  Request to Cancel the July 26, 2017 Regular Council Meeting
    *2.  Request for an excused absence from the July 12, 2017 meeting - Parker  
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
   A.  July 17, 2017 Library Advisory Board Meeting 5:15 p.m.  
  B.  July 26, 2017 Regular Council Meeting 6:00 p.m. Cancelled  
  C.  August 2, 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.  
  D.  August 3, 2017 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. Cancelled  

E.  August 9, 2017 Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.  
The next Regular City Council Meeting is August 9, 2017 at 6:00  p.m. All meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669.  
 City Council meetings are broadcast live via the City's website at   
The agenda is posted on the City's Meeting Calendar website at To view the agenda or links to agenda items, select the meeting you are interested in. Copies of agenda items are available at the City Clerk's Office or outside the Council Chambers prior to the meeting. For further information, please call the City Clerk's Office at 907-262-9107.  
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