The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is the largest regional local government entity in Southern Southeast Alaska. As a Borough, it is responsible for public school education, regional land-use planning, and regulation, property assessment, and collection of taxes for both the Borough government and any cities within the Borough.

The Seal of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has also adopted area-wide economic development powers and area-wide parks and recreation powers. It operates the airport and bus system for the community. It operates the community recreation center and community aquatic facilities.

The Borough is a busy place to work, with ever-changing challenges to meet the needs and desires of the community for both facilities and services.