Amanda K. Moser
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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Eileen Tauono is originally from American Samoa, but grew up in Anchorage. Graduate of Wasilla High School and the Military Youth Academy Eileen worked as a deckhand on boats and with fisheries before joining Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP). Eileen was drawn to ADP for the incredible value it adds to the community she wants to raise her three kids in. She’s seen first-hand the amount of work and responsibility each Ambassador takes on and the impact it has in the Downtown Improvement District. During her free time Eileen enjoys taking the family camping and fishing. Her future plans involve a move with her family to New Zealand to study and play rugby at the University of Auckland.
Contact Eileen: Etauono@anchoragedowntown.org
Julie comes to the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd after working in Alaska Tourism for over 25 years. She worked in Denali for 14 years where she was lucky enough to perform in Cabinnite Dinner Theatre in the summer and then head back to Arizona for the winter. That all changed when she accepted a job at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward as their events coordinator and front desk manager, so she loaded up her car and drove to Alaska in January of 2008 to make Alaska officially her home. She then hit the road as a Tour Director for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises showing off our amazing state to thousands of tourists. For the last 6 years she has worked at Premier Alaska Tours working with and training a whole new generation of tour directors. She is excited to be a part of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership the downtown community and to watch the downtown area blossom. In her spare time, you can find her walking miles on the Coastal Trail as she trains for her 60 mile walks to help end Breast Cancer.
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Economic Opportunity Director
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Market and Events Assistant
Kayli Gronski has, like many, fallen victim to the siren song of Alaska, transitioning from seasonal worker to a year-round community member. From her first day in Downtown Anchorage, Kayli appreciated the small-town, friendly feel of Alaska’s biggest city. She is a born and raised Cheesehead, and she obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She majored in Medicine, Health, and Society with a minor in French and Corporate Strategy. Kayli chased the sun to the South of France to teach English for a year, then followed it back to Alaska. Good trick, Sun. She’s worked in the Alaska Tourism industry in multiple capacities. Her favorite position in tourism was Tour Director/ Trainer, where she shared Alaska and the Yukon Territory with visitors throughout the summer. Her winter season was another version of road life, traveling the lower 48 and Canada to market Alaskan tours. She is enthusiastic about the lively summer events hosted by ADP and is grateful to have a part in the organization and planning of Anchorage’s newest outdoor market. She is thrilled to have a place to grow her roots, work alongside a talented team, and contribute to the Downtown community through her work at ADP. Outside of work, you’ll find her investigating local dance classes, trails, and pastries.
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.