The City of Soldotna's Local Government​

Local Government​


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.

City Manager

The City of Soldotna is a home rule city operating under a “Manager” plan of government as provided in Alaska Statute 29.20.460. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer, executing the laws and ordinances of the Soldotna Municipal Code, and administering the government of the City in accordance with directions and policies established by the City Council. The City Manager is appointed by a majority vote of the entire City Council.

City 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. A council member's term is three years. The City Council enacts the laws, sets the mill rate for property taxes, approves the annual budget, and appropriates funds to provide for city services. Through ordinances, resolutions and budget adoption, the council establishes policies and directives which are then executed by the administration.

City of Soldotna

We would enjoy the opportunity to discuss all that Soldotna has to offer with you or your organization. Please feel free to contact the Chamber today at (907) 262-9814 for more information. The only thing positive missing from our town today is you and your family’s arrival with your talents, skills and/or the right business opportunity. Soldotna will be happy to support your goals. Relocation Information is available to anyone inquiring about moving to Soldotna. The Chamber wants to help you with relocation. Our website contains information about our city and the local businesses who comprise the Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Answers to questions that may not have been answered here can be obtained by contacting us directly at (907) 262-9814.

Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough was incorporated in 1964 as a second-class borough. The Borough's governmental responsibilities are comparable to those of a county. The five first-class and home-rule cities in the borough are Soldotna, Kenai, Homer, Seldovia, and Seward. Tax assessment and collection, education, solid waste disposal, planning and zoning, 911 communications, senior citizen funding, and college funding are all responsibilities carried out by the Borough government on an area-wide basis. In larger communities, planning and zoning duties have been delegated to the municipalities. The Borough provides for, on a service area basis: hospitals, fire protection, recreation, road maintenance and construction, emergency medical and ambulance services.

Soldotna City Hall

177 North Birch Street 
Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone: 907-262-9107

Fax: 907-262-1245

Open M-F: 8am-5pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough

144 North Binkley Street
Soldotna, Alaska 99669

Phone: (907) 262-4441

Fax: (907) 262-1892

Open M-F: 8am-5pm (Except Borough Holidays)

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