Amanda graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Texas in 2005 with a B.S. in Anthropology and Communications. Amanda worked as Communications Director for the Office of the Governor where she developed and implemented strategy and messaging for priority initiatives. Previously, Amanda served as Deputy Municipal Clerk for the Municipality of Anchorage, in that capacity she managed Municipal Elections and collaborated with a team of stakeholders to lead Anchorage’s transition Vote by Mail. Amanda brings with her a wealth of volunteerism and community engagement experience, currently serving as a producer for Parlor in the Round. In 2015, she was recognized as one of Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40. Amanda, a passionate community builder, brings with her unique qualifications to lead and grow Anchorage Downtown Partnership and the downtown community.
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Operations Director (Clean & Safe)
Anchorage Downtown Placemaking Coordinator
Rosie joined the Partnership in 2017 after recently graduating from Alaska Pacific University with her M.B.A. She also holds a Master in Public Administration, and a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, from Northern Michigan University. Rosie moved to Alaska in 2014 to ski for APU Nordic Ski Center, and she trains summer and fall in Alaska, while racing internationally all winter. Rosie was also a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, racing in PyeongChang, Korea. At the Downtown Partnership, Rosie manages Anchorage Downtown Placemaking, alongside other projects. Outside of skiing and work, Rosie teaches courses at APU, coaches the Denali Elementary Running Club and Mountain View Boys and Girls Run Club, and volunteers with Fast & Female and Healthy Futures.
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Marketing & Communication Director
Events & Development Director
Jordan Lane was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2019 with a Bachelors of Arts in public relations. Since returning home Jordan has worked on an ambulance as an Emergency Medical Technician serving the community and those in need. Jordan has a strong passion for planning weddings and has enjoyed being part of over 50 weddings in the past five years. She is excited to broaden her scope and plan events that will benefit the downtown area. In her free time Jordan enjoys spending time outside in the mountains, skiing, hiking and biking. She has a strong passion for travel and adventure having living in South America, Asia and Europe. Jordan is excited to have the opportunity to work in Anchorages growing and vibrant downtown area.
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Community Engagement Director
Emilia was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2013 with a bachelors in science in anthropology. She then went on to get a masters in forensic anthropology from the University of Montana. Prior to joining the Anchorage Downtown Partnership team Emilia has worked as an archaeologist across Alaska and as a project manager in Anchorage’s construction industry. As a life-long Alaskan, Emilia has made a career out of supporting her community whether it be through the protection of cultural resources or the maintenance and beautification of Anchorage facilities and roadways. She’s eager to work with the downtown community to further improve our great city and promote the development and vitalization of the downtown neighborhood and its businesses.
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Mercedes Curran is a lifelong Anchorage resident. She graduated in 2013 from the University of Puget Sound with a B.A. in Music Education. Since her return home, she’s been a proud member in the Anchorage Concert Chorus, coach and administrator for Anchorage Youth Soccer Club, referee and secretary for Anchorage Soccer Referees Association, and singer/performer in various Alaskan bands, theatre groups, and shows. When she’s not in the office or on stage, you can hear her on the airwaves as the co-host of the local talk/music radio show The Summit. She is thrilled to join ADP and bring to the table her unique background in Anchorage’s fine arts and athletics, her extensive administrative experience, and her passion to affect positive change with like-minded individuals in the downtown district.
Contact Mercedes: Mcurran@anchoragedowntown.org
Contact Eileen: Etauono@anchoragedowntown.org
Safety and Maintenance Ambassadors
As the “eyes and ears” of Downtown, Safety Ambassadors (SAs) serve and assist local businesses and our thousands of visitors as they patrol the streets.
Safety Ambassadors provide a helping hand by assisting emergency services personnel with traffic accidents, intervening with youth at risk, and by providing helpful directions.
Working closely with Anchorage Police and other emergency response services, the Safety Ambassadors have become a vital part of making downtown Anchorage a better – and safer – place.
The Maintenance Team provides supplemental services for downtown Anchorage within the approximately 126 blocks of the DID. You can see them on the street picking up trash, responding to graffiti, or at one of the many events that take place throughout downtown.
Maintenance Ambassadors provide services designed to:
- Maintain a clean, attractive and orderly downtown.
- Ensure downtown Anchorage as the best place to live, work, shop, and play.
- Provide assistance for public space maintenance issues.
- Serve as Ambassadors of downtown for visitors, residents, businesses, and property owners.
- Partner with public entities in enhancing our community-based quality of life.
Maintenance Ambassadors are easily recognizable in their orange work wear and work 7 days a week to enhance cleanliness and aid in snow removal within the DID. The entire DID is cleaned daily on foot, or with various maintenance equipment, including trucks, RTVs, tractors, Sweepsters, Honda four-wheelers, and numerous other walk-behind sweepers, snowblowers and vacuums.
Maintenance Ambassadors also utilize Community Work Service workers to maximize both perceptions of and actual cleaning in the DID. In addition, a partnership with the Veterans’ Industries and Assets, Inc. allows Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. to reintegrate veterans into the work force, and to provide an avenue for Alaskans with disabilities to solve their employment needs and live independently.