Tune in 10 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/17, for a discussion between City Manager Helen Howarth and acting Police Chief Nate Taylor on the surprising results and lessons of a recent community policing survey.  

Hosted by J.R. Lewis, available on AM 1450 KLAM. 
A feasibility study is underway to help determine whether to build a new greenhouse that would provide Cordova with fresh fruits and vegetables. The project is a joint venture of the Prince William Sound Economic Development District and the Copper River Watershed Project.

Please help by participating in this 5-minute survey if you have not already.

Cordova is currently at three active cases as of today, Monday, 11/16. The City Health Alert status remains at Level 3: Watch

All residents are reminded to do their part to stop the spread in Cordova. The City has a mandatory mask rule when in public. Social distance by staying six feet apart and avoid indoor gatherings.

For the most up-to-date case counts and news releases, click the Dashboard above. See the start of the newsletter for the new intrastate travel guidelines issued by Cordova's Medical Response Team. 

Current testing times in Cordova:
Ilanka Health Clinic:

  • Mondays and Fridays, 2-3 p.m.
  • Saturdays, noon – 1 p.m.
Please call ahead to pre-register at 424-3622. Testing entry is downstairs across from the Episcopal Church.

Cordova Community Medical Center:
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9–9:30 a.m.
  • Testing is done at the Ambulance Bay.
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The Bidarki Recreation Center will reopen for appointments next Monday, 11/23!
Join CEC and guests for the following sessions on
November 16-18, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. AK Standard Time
  • The Future is Electric
  • Beneficial Electrification – Challenges & Opportunities
  • Electric Vehicles / Ships / Planes
  • Electric Air / Water / Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Virtual tour of the CEC Battery Energy Storage Project
  • Virtual tour of the Power Creek Hydroelectric Project
The Special Cordova Resident rate is only $10 for all three days!


City Hall is currently upgrading its phone system. It's possible you may experience some technical difficulties in the coming week as we migrate to the new connection. Please be patient and bear with us! 


The following ordinance was adopted by the City Council on Nov 4, 2020:
Ordinance 1192
An ordinance of the Council of the City of Cordova, Alaska, repealing and reenacting Cordova Municipal Code Title 2 “Elections” to update and clarify the City election process, add authority to modify voting requirements during an emergency, adopt an early voting process and expand the vote by-mail process to promote and support remote voting.
A copy of this ordinance can be obtained from the City Clerk’s office
and it is available at

Board and Commission Vacancies

Mayor Clay Koplin and the City Council are soliciting applications for the following City Board and Commission vacancies:
  • Library Board – 2 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Planning & Zoning Commission – 3 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Harbor Commission – 2 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Parks & Recreation Commission – 1 seat, term to run through Nov. 2023
  • Historic Preservation Commission – 1 seat, term to run through Nov. 2023 
Fill out this online applicationemail the City Clerk or call (907) 424-6248. The deadline to be appointed to fill these vacancies is Nov. 24, 2020.

***The Planning & Zoning Commission, in particular, is still in need of applicants. Please consider helping to fill this important position!***

Your City Government

City Council Members (by seat)
A. Tom Bailer
B. Cathy Sherman
C. Jeff Guard
D. Melina Meyer
E. Anne Schaefer
F. David Allison
G. David Glasen
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