Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

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Fairbanks North Star Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. It is part of the 'Fairbanks, Alaska, Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and is slightly smaller in size than the state of New Jersey. As of 2000 the population was 82,840. The 2007 population estimate for the Fairbanks North Star Borough is 97,484. [3] The borough seat is Fairbanks. There are several significant unincorporated communities in the Fairbanks area, such as College (home of the University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Eielson Air Force Base. The only other incorporated community in the borough is the city of North Pole, which receives an inordinate amount of mail during the Christmas season addressed to Santa Claus.

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Government

The borough assembly consists of nine members elected at large for each seat. Members serve three-year terms. A borough mayor is the chief administrative officer.

Borough Mayor: Luke Hopkins (term ends October 2012)

Assembly Members: October 2010 - October 2011

  • Seat A - Matt Want
  • Seat B - Diane Hutchison
  • Seat C - Natalie Howard
  • Seat D - Michael Dukes
  • Seat E - Tim Beck
  • Seat F - Nadine Winters
  • Seat G - Mike Musick
  • Seat H - Joseph Blanchard II
  • Seat I - Karl Kassel

The borough operates a public library system; the main library is the Noel Wien Public Library.

Geography

The borough has a total area of 7,444 square miles (19,279.9 km2), of which 7,366 square miles (19,077.9 km2) is land and 78 square miles (202.0 km2) (1.04%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

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