Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is overseen by a Board of Directors representing distinct membership categories. The bylaws for Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. require specific representation from: (a) downtown property owners, (b) downtown residents, (c) downtown businesses, (d) public agencies, (e) professional service providers, and (f) at-large members.
ADP Bylaws: Board of Directors
Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.’s Bylaws define the number, tenure and qualifications for Directors of the company, as well as how vacancies are filled, Directors are appointed, and when the Board meets.
Number, Tenure and Qualifications
The number of Directors on the Board shall be not less than three (3) nor more than thirty-five (35). The number of Directors shall be fixed from time to time by the Board of Directors and the number so fixed shall comprise the entire Board of Directors. The term of office shall not exceed two years, except that each Director shall hold office until his/her successor shall have been duly qualified and elected, or until his/her death, or until he/she shall resign from the Board. Directors’ terms begin at the close of the Annual Meeting in which they are elected, or if appointed, with the acceptance of their appointment.
Any voting member, or its individual representative when the member is not a natural person, is eligible to seek election to any Directorship for which his, her or its membership categories may qualify. The Board of Directors shall, when fixing the number of Directors, designate each elected Directorship as one to be filled by the election of a member qualifying in one of the following categories:
a. Downtown Property Owner
b. Downtown Resident
c. Downtown Business
d. Public Agency
e. Professional Service Provider
Each of the above categories of membership shall have not less than one Directorship designated as its representative. To the extent feasible, the Board shall strive to create elected Directorships that represent the following membership categories:
a. Downtown Property Owner:
25% of all elected Directors
b. Downtown Business:
40% of all elected Directors
15% of all elected Directors
d. Downtown Resident, Public Agency & Professional Service Provider:
20% aggregate of all elected Directors
Except as provided herein, Directors shall be elected annually at the regular annual meeting of the membership. Half of the Directors shall be elected in even years, and half shall be elected in odd years. If an odd number of total Directorships are created, there may be one more Directorship whose election is conducted in either even or odd years, with said election occurring in the year of creation and biennially thereafter. Any Director appointed by the President without a vote of the membership shall stand for a vote of confirmation at the next annual meeting of the membership.
The Directors, by resolution, may adopt procedures for the nomination of candidates for Directorships. Immediately following the annual meeting, the Secretary shall notify those persons elected Directors who may not have been present for the vote.
In the event of a tie vote for any directorship, lots shall be drawn to determine those who will serve as a Director, in a manner prescribed by resolution of the Board of Directors, or in the absence of any such resolution, by the President.
To the extent that vacancies may arise within the Board, the President may appoint Directors to fill those vacancies, except that no more than ten (10) Directors may serve by appointment at any one time unless they have first been confirmed by a vote of the membership.
The Board may designate no more than five (5) directorships as positions to be filled by appointment of the President. No appointed Director shall be appointed to more than two consecutive terms, except that an appointed Director remains eligible to serve as an elected Director. All appointed Directors shall stand for a vote of confirmation at the first meeting of the membership occurring during any term of appointment.
A Director may be removed for cause by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of all Directors then in office. Such an action shall be taken at a regular meeting of the Board of Directors or at a special meeting called for such purpose, and the proposed removal shall be set forth in the notice of any such regular or special meeting, sent at least ten (10) days prior thereto. The President may remove any Director who is absent from three or more regular Board meetings within the Director’s term. Absence from a total of six regular Board meetings during a Director’s term shall be deemed to be an abandonment of the Director’s Directorship.
Directors shall not receive any stated salaries for their services, but by resolution of the Board of Directors a fixed sum and expenses of attendance, if any, may be allowed for each regular or special meeting of the Board, providing that nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any Director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity and receiving reasonable compensation therefore.
The President may appoint a maximum of five (5) ex officio, non-voting advisors to the Board, whose terms shall not exceed one year each.
Board meetings are open to the membership, except that the Board of Directors may convene an executive session for the discussion of personnel, litigation or other confidential matters. No vote may be taken in executive session.
Join us for the Annual Meeting in November to vote on our open Board of Directors’ seats. Assessment or dues paying members in Anchorage Downtown Improvement District (1SC97) are invited to vote. More details on the 2018 meeting will be posted soon.
Board Member make-up represents the following:
- 25% – Downtown Property Owner
- 40% – Downtown Business
- 20% – Downtown Resident, Public Agency and Professional Service Provider
- 15% – Other
Our Board Members should be committed to the following core values of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.:
- Service – being responsive to the needs of the downtown stakeholders and the community
- Commitment – delivering a clean, safe, and vital downtown
- Innovation – striving to develop improved solutions
- Integrity – being honest and effective ambassadors
2018 Board of Directors
Katherine Jernstrom — Board President
Seat 11, Expires 2018
The Boardroom and Alyeska Venture Management
Seat 18, Expires 2019
Main Event Catering and Events
Seat 14, Expires 2019
Clai Porter – Policy Chair
Seat 1, Expires 2019
NCP Design/Build Ltd
Seat 2, Expires 2019
Seat 3, Expires 2018
Alaskan Automotive Distributing, Inc.
Seat 20, Expires 2019
UAA Department of Economic Development
Seat 5, Expires 2018
Bond Filipenko Commercial Properties
Seat 7, Expires 2018
Simon Property Group, Inc./Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall
Seat 9, Expires 2019
Seat 17, Expires 2019
Regal North Commercial
Seat 25, Expires 2018
Anchorage Community Land Trust
Seat 23, Expires 2019
Seat 13, Expires 2019
4th Avenue Marketplace
Jim Kubitz — Vice President
Seat 21, Expires 2019
Seat 4, Expires 2018
Seat 6, Expires 2019
Seat 24, Expires 2018
Anchorage Police Department
Seat 12, Expires 2018
Anchorage Trolley, President
Steve Ribuffo – Marketing Chair
Seat 22, Expires 2018
Port of Anchorage
Silvia Villamides — Treasurer
Seat 26, Expires 2018
Alaska Hospitality Retailers
Seat 19, Expires 2019
Boom Ba Laddy’s
Ryan Mae Lucas
Seat 16, Expires 2019
Regal North Commercial
Seat 8, Expires 2018
49th State Brewing Company
Seat 10, Expires 2018
Invited Elected Officials
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz
Assemblyman Chris Constant