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 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.