Membership Meeting Summary October 5, 2016

Aubrie Herman | October 12th, 2016

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Anchorage Downtown Partnership Updates

Event ideas & Holiday rentals – Port View Room & the Alaska Experience Theater

Jamie Boring, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.’s Executive Director, spoke about the Port View Room, which is now available to rent. This room would be great for your next meeting or conference and seats 100+ people. For more information or to make a reservation, call ADP at 279-5650.


‘Clean & Safe’ – Winter Operations & Contracts available

George Walker, Maintenance Supervisor, and Michael Moore, Security Supervisor, told about “all the dirty work” they do to keep Downtown Anchorage clean. They are working on clearing all graffiti before winter comes and highlighted the new bear proof trashcans, which are available to be painted. If you would like to decorate a can, please contact ADP at 279-5650 or visit

They also mentioned Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.’s snow removal contracting options. More information about snow removal can be found at

In addition, Penny Smythe explained that ADP and EasyPark have combined forces to launch a new and enhanced clean and safe program for downtown Anchorage. Now, individuals can call (907) 297-4471 for all their downtown safety concerns. For more info visit


Upcoming Events and Programs: Trick or Treat Street, Holiday Tree Lighting, Shop Small, Light up Downtown, and Window Decorating Contest

Penny Smythe, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.’s Marketing Director, spoke about upcoming events for downtown. Free parking will be provided by EasyPark for Trick or Treat Street, which takes place on October 29th from 12-4pm. More information about the event can be found at

Everyone at Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is getting very excited for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony that will take place on Black Friday, November 25th. For a list of times and events, visit

Penny also mentioned that Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is being a neighborhood champion for the upcoming Shop Small Saturday event. If your business would like to participate by offering a discount or special, contact Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. at 907-279-5650 or visit


RurAL CAP – new Permanent Supportive Housing property downtown

Ian Minton, Employment Specialist, and Chantel Justice, Program Manager, spoke about the new property at 3rd and Cordova with 20 units available for homeless individuals. To qualify, the individual must be chronically homeless with severe needs, household income must be below 60% of the area median income, and pay 30% of their income for rent. There will be strict security on the premise including hourly property walks and front desk admittance instead of key cards for tenants. Clinical services will be provided to help people build job skills and gain employment. An open house will be held when the building is completed. For more information, visit


EasyPark Amenities Program – More than just a space for your car

Melinda Gant, Public Relations, spoke about the new amenities that will be available 7 days a week, from 5am-12midnight. Amenities include: tire filling, battery jumps, and pick up services (to and from work). They are also encouraging people who work in downtown to park in the garages so the street spaces are open for shoppers. To utilize this program, call the same number as the Safety First program, (907) 297-4471. More information can be found at


2016 – 2017 Anchorage Opera Season Offerings

Judy Berry & Reed Smith, Marketing/Development Director & General Director, were very excited to tell about the start of new season. Their 55th anniversary season is filled with many new shows including Rigoletto, Glory Denied, and an Opera Extravaganza. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Opera is also holding a raffle for an 8-day/7-night trip for 4 to Cortona, Italy (airfare not included). It also comes with a $5000 AMEX gift card, which can go towards plane tickets. Tickets are $100 each, and only 750 will be available. More information can be found at or call 907-279-2557.

They were also pleased to announce that they won first prize in the Pitch, Click, Give contest. They were chosen out of 10 nonprofits and were awarded $30,000 for their marketing department.


Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Teresa K. Pond, Producing Artistic Director, spoke about some of their upcoming shows. Some include: The Ticket, Calendar Girls, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some), and Pinkalicious. Their 2017 lineup will be available soon. For more information, visit


Upcoming ADP activities & downtown events:

  • Trick or Treat Street: Saturday, October 29, 1 – 4 pm, downtown Anchorage (start on 4th Avenue)
  • Next ADP Membership meeting: November 2


Handouts From The Meeting:

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