Harrigan Centennial Hall opened on Alaska Day in 1967. Since that time, the facility has become the “Living Room of Sitka” – home to local performance groups, artists and countless other organizations. In the fall of 2012, funding from Commercial Passenger Excise Taxes made it possible to begin the planning process to renovate this great building. Throughout the last year, the City of Sitka has been working with community stakeholders, end users and architects McCool Carlson Green to develop the design for upgrades to Harrigan Centennial Hall. Community engagement remains a vital part of this project and public input is encouraged as we move forward. Stay in the loop: connect with us on Facebook or our project web page!
Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least 5-7 days. While there are many things that might make you more comfortable, think first about fresh water, food and clean air. Consider two kits; one to shelter in place and the other should be lightweight, smaller version you can grab and go. Learn More
Develop a family communication plan, a plan to shelter-in-place, and an evacuation plan. Know your work and school emergency plans. Learn More
Know what Sitka’s risks are, how to generally prepare for all emergencies, and what actions to take for specific emergency situations. Learn More
Get involved and learn how you can help. Learn More
NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places for job seekers in Alaska and Sitka is in the top ten. See the full article here: NerdWalletJobSeekersinAlaska
The City and Borough of Sitka and the Sitka Economic Development Association (SEDA) are studying the potential for development of marine services industry components at the Sawmill Cove Industrial Park. Potential projects include: a deep-water bulkhead dock, a boat haul out facility, and a moorage area for large vessels. Vessel owners and others who decide where vessels are to be moored and/or hauled out for service are requested to take a few minutes to fill out an online survey by going to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SawmillCove
Your responses will help determine the demand for boat haul out and large vessel moorage, and how best to configure infrastructure. Even if your vessel does not currently use Sitka for these kinds of services, your ideas and opinions are valuable to the feasibility study.
Information provided will only be used for the purposes of the feasibility study in combination with all other responses. Individual survey answers will be kept confidential. Contact SEDA for any questions or for a printed copy of the survey at 907-747-2660
Several park areas have been designated for off-leash dog activity in Sitka.
Please see the attached for more information: Parks and Recreation Off-leash Use Areas
Volunteer positions are available with various Municipal Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Interested persons are asked to submit a letter of interest and board application to the Municipal Clerk's Office (click here to download an application). To see the current vacancies please click on the following link: Vacancies
April 23 was the day for the launch of the first of three video installments about the Blue Lake Expansion Project.
This first video focuses on the importance of this project to the community of Sitka with updates on construction progress and shots of Sitka’s natural splendor. Sitka’s remote location means that we must maintain our energy independence and the Blue Lake Expansion Project is our fish-friendly renewable energy solution. This video is our key to show not only Sitkans but the nation that small towns can make a difference!
WATCH, SHARE AND LIKE Sitka’s hydro project story at www.bluelakeexpansion.com.