Rep. Scott Kawasaki

October 2, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Community Crime Fighting: Setting Up a Neighborhood Watch Program

Fairbanks Volunteers in Policing (VIP) held a meeting this week to discuss neighborhood concerns and educate people about Neighborhood Watch Programs. To set up a meeting in your neighborhood call VIP at 388-9696.

Over the summer, I heard more stories of car and mail thefts, house squatters, drug activity, firearm discharges, car and house break-ins and other disturbing behavior in Fairbanks neighborhoods. The Fairbanks Police Department and Alaska State Troopers are working hard day and night to keep our community safe. One way you can help is by lending your eyes and ears by joining a Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention program.


The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development is now accepting applications for Community and Neighborhood Watch Grants. In this year’s capital budget, $75,000 was appropriated to fund these grants. You can learn more and find applications online here. If you would like an application packet mailed to you, contact Robert Pearson, Manager of Community Aid and Accountability, at 907-465-5541 or Applications are accepted through December 1, 2018.

If you or your neighbors are interested in setting up a Neighborhood Watch program or would like to know if there is already a watch program in your neighborhood, contact the Fairbanks Volunteers in Policing (VIP) and Neighborhood Watch Programs Coordinator at 907-388-9696. This year, I was grateful to fund $15,000 for the Fairbanks VIP in the capital budget so they can afford more equipment and training resources to help carry out their mission.


October 2: Fairbanks North Star Borough Local Elections!

Today is election day in the Fairbanks North Star Borough! Polls are open until 8pm. Click here for more information about where to vote and what’s on the ballot


Be Safe and Have Fun This Winter

Winter is almost upon us! It is time to take the studded tires and shovels out of the garage and prepare for the first snow of the season. Shorter days mean that soon we will be spending most of our time in twilight, so make sure to watch out for pedestrians and drive with your headlights on.


Northern lights this month from Rep.  Kawasaki’s doorstep

With the first snow comes all the fun of living in a winter wonderland! One of my favorite early-winter activities is ice-skating on Smith Lake. Whether you are ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or just cozying up with a cup of hot chocolate by the fire, Fairbanks is the best place to be for winter fun.


Holiday Bazaars

Speaking of winter, fall and holiday bazaars are popping up all around Fairbanks! Check out local crafts, artwork and more while getting that holiday shopping out of the way early.  Monroe Catholic Schools, Barnette Magnet, Watershed Elementary, North Pole High and many other local schools are hosting local craft bazaars! Get in contact with your child’s school to see what winter events are planned for the coming months. You can also check out the Explore Fairbanks calendar for other winter activities and festivities.


As always, please feel free to reach out to me or my office any time via email, phone, Twitter or Facebook at the information listed below.

Working Hard for Fairbanks Families,


Representative Scott Kawasaki
Alaska State Representative
City of Fairbanks

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