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City Manager/KPU General Manager


Welcome to the City Manager’s/KPU General Manager’s Office

The City Manager's office serves as the chief administrative branch of Ketchikan municipal government. Comprised of a staff of three, it oversees the daily operation of 14 separate departments and numerous operating divisions of the City that have a combined annual budget in excess of $89.5 million.

In 1999, the City Manager's office assumed the administrative responsibility for Ketchikan Public Utilities. Comprised of three primary and three support divisions that have a combined annual budget in excess of $44.9 million, KPU provides electric, telecommunications and water services to the community.

The City Manager works to achieve the goals and directions set by the City Council and ensures that the policy direction set by the City Council is implemented. The City Manager is also responsible for administering and overseeing the day-to-day functions, activities, and services provided by City government ensuring that the City’s delivery of public services is provided in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Feel free to call or stop by the City Manager's Office, which is located on the 4th floor of City Hall.  Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We are closed during the noon hour.

Key Functions of the Office Include:

Strategic Planning and Policy Development

Employee Relations and Labor Negotiations

Legislative Relations

Intergovernmental Relations