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Mayor and City Council

The City Council is composed 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 at 7:00 p.m. Periodically, the City Council holds Special Meetings. Meetings 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.

Written correspondence can be sent to the City Council at:

231 W. Evergreen Ave.
Palmer, AK 99645

Please contact the Clerk's Office at 761-1301 for more information.

Edna DeVries
Work Phone: 907-355-9933

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.

Julie Berberich
Council Member
Work Phone: 907-354-5850

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.

Richard W. Best
Council Member
Work Phone: 907-715-4317

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.

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

 Elected October 2019, with current term ending October 2021.

Council Member Carrington was elected by the City of Palmer voters to serve in October of 2001 and served until October 2005. He was re-elected in 2013 serving two three-year terms. He was re-elected in 2019 to serve a two-year term with his current term ending in October 2021.

Sabrena Combs
Deputy Mayor
Work Phone: 907-350-8070

Elected in October 2017, with current term ending October 2023.

Sabrena works in Community Relations at Matanuska Electric Association and lives in downtown Palmer with her husband David, and two sons, Jackson and Riker. She served on the United Way of Mat-Su Board of Directors for six years and currently sits as President of the Mat-Su Minors and Secretary of the Academy Charter School Advisory Board. She was also a founding member of the Palmer Community Foundation. Sabrena is also one of the youngest recipients to ever receive the Pioneer Award, the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce’s highest recognition for volunteerism in our community.

Brian Daniels
Council Member
Work Phone: 907-203-0716

Elected October 2020, with current term ending October 2023.

Brian is a long term Palmer resident and Co-Owner of 203 Kombucha. He is very passionate about helping to further develop a strong sense of community.

Jill K. Valerius
Council Member
Work Phone: 907-841-0335

Elected October 2019, with current term ending October 2022.

Dr. Valerius moved to Palmer from Duluth, MN in 2003. She owns and manages Now Health, which is a membership based Functional Family Medicine practice in Palmer. Dr. Valerius is passionate about creating health, which requires community involvement at multiple levels, from sports and health, promoting activities to the environment and local food availability.

Norma Alley
City Clerk
Work Phone: 907-761-1301
John Moosey
City Manager
Work Phone: 907-761-1317