The City Manager serves as the City's Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the City organization and its employees. The City Manager's Office also oversees a variety of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives while communicating the City Council's vision and values throughout the community and beyond.
Departments and Divisions
The Office of the City Clerk is committed to serving Bethel as an accessible and responsive representative of transparent and open government; and to supporting and facilitating the business operations of Council as they conduct their business through all levels of meetings and other communications.
The Finance Department provides department leadership, direction and administrative support to all other department divisions.
The mission of the City of Bethel Fire Department is to protect life and property by providing quick and efficient responses to fires, medical emergencies and other hazardous situations and increasing public awareness of hazards through aggressive Fire Prevention and Public Education programs.
The Planning Department manages growth and development within the City of Bethel by applying regulations and standards that make the City a desirable place to live, work, and play.
It is the mission of the Bethel Police Department to provide the diverse community of Bethel with unbiased, effective, and professional police services; to improve their quality of life using commitment, honor, and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
The Port of Bethel is the receiving and transshipment center for petroleum products and barged freight for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Kuskokwim area commercial salmon industry also relies on the Port for most of its infrastructure and processing requirements. The Port Cargo Dock is a nine-acre facility utilized for off loading, storing and distributing cargo destined for Bethel and transshipping to other communities in western and northern Alaska. Because the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is not connected to any other community by road or rail, the Bethel general cargo dock and staging area are critical to the shipment of freight to the Delta.
The mission of the Public Works Department is to deliver in a cost-efficient manor serves to the residents of Bethel, and to that end, maintain and improve the City's infrastructure, buildings, vehicles, equipment, and recreational facilities.