Elected as Mayor in October 2016, with a term ending in October 2022.
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.
Chief Dwayne Shelton was born in Wyoming and moved to Glennallen with his family when he was three years old. Upon graduation from Glennallen High School he worked as a commercial welder. In 1999 he was hired as an officer by the Palmer Police Department. He worked undercover for the Mat-Su Narcotics Unit from 2002-2006, and again from 2011 to 2012. He is certified in Clandestine Laboratory investigations by the DEA. He also completed the DEA’s Basic Narcotics Investigation Course. Chief Shelton holds an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University. In June 2012 Dwayne was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and has served as a department Field Training Officer and One-on-One Tactics trainer. He was promoted to Commander in June of 2015.
Chief Shelton is a graduate of the Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety's School of Police Staff and Command.
He was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police in December of 2019.
Elected October 2018, with current term ending October 2021.
Julie and her husband Tony own Backcountry Bike and Ski and the Pioneer Motel in downtown Palmer. Together with her husband, Julie is a very involved supporter of the outdoor community and programs that support the opportunity for our youth to become more active in the outdoors.
Elected October 2019, with current term ending October 2022.
Council Member Best was elected by the City of Palmer voters to serve in October of 2006 and served four three-year terms before. He was re-elected in 2019 with his current term ending in October 2022.