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Cindy Edenfield
Mayor

City Council Seat D
Term: October 2021

As a council member it is Cindy’s desire to hear the people of Thorne Bay and to bring awareness to the needs of the Emergency Services for all residents and visitors of Thorne Bay.

A little about Council member Edenfield:

Cindy has spent her life providing for her family and her community. 

As a resident of Thorne Bay for the last 26 years, Cindy has also volunteered all of her time leading the local Emergency Services Program and saving countless lives with her skills, knowledge and willingness to help others before herself.  

Cindy has served on the Thorne Bay City Council since 2012.  And it is her pleasure to continue serving you.

The public is encouraged to reach out to their council-members whenever they wish.

Please contact Cindy Edenfield by phone at: (907) 401-3516; or email cindyedenfield@thornebay-ak.gov

Jon Stram

Vice Mayor

City Council Seat E
Seat E Term Ends: October 2023

As a council member it is Jon’s desire to hear the people of Thorne Bay and help to carry our their good will for the community.

A little about Council member Stram:

Jon Stram is a longtime resident of Thorne Bay, with his most recent residency being the past 4.5 years. ​

Councilman Stram was first appointed to Seat E on the Thorne Bay City Council in February of 2020, then elected to serve a three year term in October of 2020.

The public is encouraged to reach out to their council-members whenever they wish.

Please contact John Stram by email at jonstram@thornebay-ak.gov

Eric Rhodes

Councilmember

City Council Seat B
Council Seat Term: October 2022.

As a council-member it is Eric’s desire to give a voice to the people of Thorne Bay and to make sounds decisions for the community.

A little about Vice Mayor Rhodes:

Eric’s profession is in Film production & Commercial Fishing, capturing the best of Southeast Alaska. He has owned his own business and worked in both the film and insurance industry.

When Eric found Thorne Bay 9 years ago he fell in love.  Eric immediately purchased property in South Thorne Bay and has been a resident 3.5 years.

Councilman Rhodes encourages residents to reach out to him and let him be your voice.  You can reach Councilman Rhodes by phone at (907) 401-4239; or email ericrhodes@thornebay-ak.gov

Greg Kerkof

Councilmember

City Council Seat C
Council Seat Term: October 2023

As a council member it is Kerkof’s desire to 

A little about Council member Kerkof:

Greg Kerkof has been a resident of Thorne Bay for the past 7 years. 

It is the desire of Councilmember Kerkof to represent the community and to promote and help institute the following initiatives:

United City, United EMS, United Fire Department, Harbor Development at both harbors to add more slips and facilities, Community Center Construction, Try to find a work around with State on roads, Watch Bayview Timber Sale and land sales so that the City is not negatively impacted, Encourage new business development, Support EMS development, Encourage and support a unified City Council.”

The public is encouraged to reach out to their council-members whenever they wish.

You can reach Councilman Kerkof by email gregkerkof@thornebay-ak.gov 

 

 

Lee Burger

Councilmember

City Council Seat F
Council Seat Term: October 2021.

Wes Craske

Councilmember

City Council Seat G
Council Seat Term: October 2021.

As a council-member it is Wes’s desire to serve the people of Thorne Bay 

A little about Councilmen Craske:

Craske was elected to City Council Seat G in 2020 for a one-year term. 

Wes Craske has been a resident of Thorne Bay for the past 37 years.

It is the intent of Councilman Craske to do the following during his term in office.

  • Developing area-wide for and EMS services,
  • Communication services in the Industrial Area and the south side subdivision,
  • Road work in the subdivision as well as on Steep Road.

Councilman Craske further intends to focus of “mending fences” across the whole community. Working together we can build a community which meets the needs of all the citizens of Thorne Bay.

The public is encouraged to reach out to their elected officials whenever they wish.  

You may contact Councilman Craske by email wescraske@thornebay-ak.gov 

THOM CUNNINGHAM

Term Exp: October 2021

City Council Seat A
Council Seat Term: October 2022.