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The City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Council Members elected in October with three-year terms.

Regular City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Regular meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Council Chambers located at 231 W. Evergreen Avenue. Entrance may be gained through the glass door on the Cobb Street side of the building. Please contact the Clerk's Office at 761-1301 for further information.

Brad Hanson
City Council

Council Member Hanson was elected by the City of Palmer voters to serve in October of 2002; re-elected in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

David Fuller
Council Member
Work Phone: 907-354-3568

Elected in October 2016, with current term ending October 2019.

Edna DeVries
Work Phone: 907-355-9933

Mayor DeVries previously served as a Council Member from 1979 to 1982; 1996 to 1999; and 2010-2016.  She is a former Mat-Su Borough Assembly member, former Mat-Su Borough Mayor, and State Senator. She is a former City of Palmer Treasurer/Finance Director. Mayor DeVries serves as Secretary for the State of Alaska Republican Party and is a Board Member of Kings Chapel in Wasilla. Currently she is employed by the Alaska Job Corps Center as an Accounting Services Instructor. Mayor DeVries resides in Palmer with her husband Noel. They have a blended family of 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.


Pete LaFrance
Council Member
Work Phone: 907-775-7844

Elected in October 2015, with current term ending in October 2018.

Richard Best
Deputy Mayor
Work Phone: 907-715-4317

Council Member Best was elected by the City of Palmer voters to serve in October of 2006, re-elected in 2009, re-elected in 2012, and re-elected 2015 with his current term ending in October 2018.

Steve Carrington
Council Member
Work Phone: 907-841-7329

Elected October 2013, with current term ending October 2019.