Anchorage Update
 March 2012

Streets Crews Prep for Breakup

Remember to Report Potholes to 343-MEND  


It looks like winter has finally let up, and our second season, breakup, is upon us.  Due to heavy snowfalls Municipal Streets crews are working hard to prepare for the potential of a lot of extra water in the roadways this year.  Extra heating equipment to melt storm drains and sand bags are ready to go before flooding begins to ensure a quick response.  


Potholes are an inevitable part of spring in Anchorage, and the crews are already out mending the roads.  If you see a pothole, report it at 343-MEND and we will try to have it fixed within 24 hours. You can also report these them online at the Street Maintenance Feedback Form.


Read more about how to avoid potholes and how MOA is preparing for breakup here

First Lady Lynnette was an IditaRider this year, and rode in Travis Cooper's sled.

Municipality to Host April 3 Election Central


Election Central is back. When the polls close at 8 p.m. on April 3, citizens will have a place to gather and watch the results as a community.


Where: Kahtnu Rooms, 2nd Floor, Dena'ina Center

When: 8 p.m to 11 p.m., April 3, 2012

What: Municipal Election Central


Come out with your family and friends and watch the votes come rolling in.  

Mayor Sullivan delivered Meals on Wheels with The Salvation Army as part of March for Meals Month.

Anchorage Skates Raises $10,000 for Cuddy Park Skating Oval 


The Anchorage Skates group presented a check for $10,000 to the Anchorage Assembly on March 27, 2012, to help with maintenance costs at the Cuddy Park Skating Oval. 


This organization is a great example of public and community partnership.  Anchorage Skates wants to have a great skating facility, so they are fundraising around the community to ensure the ice is well maintained and other projects are funded to help improve the facility.


They are currently working on fundraising for the lighting project to increase the use of the skating oval.  To find out how you can get involved with Anchorage Skates, visit them online at or like them on Facebook

Mayor Sullivan with the 2012 "Meeting the Challenge" recipients and their CREATE Award-winning Educators.

Still Time to Weigh in on Education Reform  


I applaud the Anchorage School District's work to adopt the Common Core State Standards that align curriculum that focuses on ensuring students are college and career ready. This was a widely supported reform among Education Summit participants and it is rewarding to see the District take a significant step toward this goal.  
Last week I released the results from the six Community Conversations held in February.  The priorities and goals identified from surveys completed by participants included setting higher standards for students, increasing community involvement, providing more choices that include vocational education, and access to world-class teachers.  Those results can be found online at   
The Mayor's Education Summit will culminate at the Capstone Summit that will be held in June. There still is time for community members to weigh in on potential reforms by visiting to complete a survey.   

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Issue: 35
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In This Issue
Streets: Potholes & Flooding
April 3 Election Central
Anchorage Skates
Mayor's Education Summit

Mayor's Calendar

  • March 30
    Alaska's Geography Bee 
  • March 31
    ADP's Heart of Anchorage Awards
  • April 3
    Election Day & Election Central 
  • April 5
    APD Academy Graduation 
  • April 10
    Assembly Meeting

Mayor's Photo Contest

Please submit your best Anchorage photos to my Facebook Page to be featured in the Newsletter. 

This week's winner is: Eva  


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