Mayor and City Council

Adak is a Second Class City established in 2001, and has a City Manager form of government.  The city is not part of an organized borough.

The City Council consists of seven council members, elected by the citizens of the City of Adak.  The Mayor and Vice-Mayor are selected to serve a one-year term from among the council members shortly after the election.  Municipal elections are held the first Tuesday of each October and each council member elected serves a three-year term. City Council is responsible for the legislative functions of the City, developing overall vision, establishing policy, passing local ordinances and voting on budget appropriations.

The City Council employs a professional City Manager who has broad authority to oversee the day to day operations of the municipality, implement City Council policies, enforce the Code of Ordinances, oversee capital projects, manage the annual budget, and advise the Mayor and City Council on long term planning.

The City Council is interested in the public’s opinion on issues. A member of the public can write to the Council at the following address: P.O. Box 2011, Adak, Alaska 99546-2011, or deliver written correspondence to the above address. E-mail may be sent to clerk@adak-ak.gov. Any item requesting Council action must be delivered to the Clerk’s office by Friday of the week before the scheduled Council meeting.

Regular meetings of the Adak City Council are held at 5:00 p.m., on the third Wednesday of each month, in Council Chambers (off the community center) at City Hall, located at 100 Mechanical Street, Adak, Alaska.  Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information at (907) 592-4500 or by email to clerk@adak-ak.gov.

There are seven council seats.  Current members and the ends of their terms are:

Seat Term Expires
City Council Seat 1A: <Runoff on 11/8/2016> October 2017
City Council Seat 1B: Kat McCune October 2017
City Council Seat 2A: Carrie Plant October 2018
City Council Seat 2B: Nicole Gordon October 2018
City Council Seat 3A: Mike Eickhoff October 2019
City Council Seat 3B: Thomas Spitler, Mayor October 2019
City Council Seat 3C: Elaine Smiloff October 2019