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Government

The City of Kodiak is a Home Rule City with an elected Mayor and Council, which employees a City Manager. The City of Kodiak and Alaska State Troopers provide police protection for the island residents. Fire protection is provided by the City of Kodiak, Bayside Fire Department and Womens Bay Fire Department. There are 12 fire fighters on the City staff in addition to 40-plus volunteers. The City maintains a public library, nine developed public parks and a campground with shower and restroom facilities. For more information about the City of Kodiak visit their official web site.

The Kodiak Island Borough, (KIB) is a Second Class Borough with a Borough Manager, an elected Mayor and Borough Assembly. The KIB has 16 recreational facilities spread over 229 acres, and a boat launch at Anton Larsen Bay. The City of Kodiak and the KIB jointly provide animal control officers and facilities. For more information about the Kodiak Island Borough visit their official web site.


Federal Government

The largest U.S. Coast Guard base in the United States is located in Kodiak. The Coast Guard is an integral part of the fishing industry--providing search and rescue and enforcement of international fishing laws. Between the various Coast Guard operating and support commands, there are approximately 1,100 military and 1,600 military dependents. Combined, the Coast Guard generates an estimated total annual payroll of $ 35.5 million in Kodiak.  Coast Guard facility maintenance support and construction contract expenditures total approximately $40 million per year.

Coast Guard Commands on Kodiak Island

  • CG Integrated Support Command Kodiak
  • CG Air Station Kodiak
  • CGC Spar (WLB 206)
  • CGC Munro (WHEC 393)
  • CGC Alex Haley (WMEC 39)
  • Communications Detachment Kodiak
  • Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak
  • Electronics Support Unit Kodiak
  • Loran Station Kodiak
  • North Pacific Fisheries Training Center
  • CG Investigations Resident Agent Office
  • 17th District Public Affairs Officer, West

Other Federal Agencies

  • Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve

State Government

The State of Alaska maintains three State Parks on the road system, which are favorite recreations spots. These are Ft. Abercrombie, Buskin River and Pasagshak (see Parks Section).

The State also provides a wide range of public service agencies in the Kodiak area including:

  • Department of Corrections
  • Adult Probation & Parole
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Alaska State Court System
  • National Guard
  • SW District Parks Division
  • Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

Additionally, the University of Alaska has offices for the Cooperative Extension Service, Fisheries Industrial Technology Center and Marine Advisory Program.