Anchorage Update
June 2013



Hello Anchorage resident,


It's been a busy time in my office and I felt that you should have an Anchorage Update. In fact, I'm starting a new page that will be a central location for video clips, press releases, this newsletter, an event calendar, pictures and contact information. Stay tuned, we'll be adding more to the page as the summer weeks go by.


My hope is that more residents become engaged in city issues. Please share this newsletter, like my Facebook page or watch my press conference videos like the one below for the direct source of municipal news. 


I recently had the pleasure of meeting Francisco J. Sánchez who serves as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce at the 2013 Export Alaska Celebration Luncheon hosted by the World Trade Center of Alaska.



Mayor Dan




Mayor Dan Sullivan and Francisco J. Sánchez, Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce Photo by the World Trade Center of Alaska.


Mayor's press conference at City Hall

Wednesday, June 12

Topics include: Fairview Neighborhood Planning with Paul Fuhs; Tax payment reminder; Summer port tours; Anchorage Centennial Update; and Running in Anchorage: Color Run organizer Chad Evans and Boys and Girls Club CEO Alana Humphrey.

People Mover


Did you know that youth between the ages of 5 and 18 can ride People Mover buses free every Thursday this summer from May 23 to August 22, 2013? Find out more and provide your input on potential People Mover service changes here.



Port of Anchorage


FREE Public Port Tours are back! Available on Sundays June 18th, July 14th, and August 11th from 11 am to 3 pm. For more information about the summer tours please call the Port's hotline at 343-6230 or visit

Running in Anchorage


Are you ready to run? The 40th Annual Anchorage Mayor's Marathon will be held on Saturday, June 22nd. There are lots of options for you to choose from! Run the full marathon, relay marathon, half marathon, or four miler. Click here before heading out.


You may have noticed that the Parks and Recreation Department is working hard to improve our city's beloved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Unfortunately, that means different sections of the trail will be closed for surface rehabilitation throughout the summer. Stay up to date on trail closures by checking the Trail Closure Construction Schedule to register.

Tax Info


As a friendly reminder, the first half real property tax due date is June 15, 2013. Since this is a Saturday, the tax office will honor payments as timely through Monday June 17, 2013. For current and historical tax information visit the real property tax web site at


For additional questions regarding property taxes please contact the tax office at 343-6650 or visit our web site at


Centennial/RFP Update


We are very busy planning special events to commemorate Anchorage's Centennial! Alaska Humanities Forum is now accepting proposals for three Anchorage Centennial Legacy Projects: Official Anchorage Centennial Commemorative Book, Official Anchorage Centennial Commemorative Documentary/Film, and Official Anchorage Centennial Online Archive/App. Proposals are due June 27. If interested, visit


The Anchorage Centennial Committee is having an open meeting on Tuesday, July 2 at 1:00 pm in the Mayor's Conference Room on the 8th Floor of City Hall (632 West 6th Avenue). These open meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month. You will have an opportunity to briefly share your ideas or plans, so come prepared to give a 30-second update! More information can be found at


Jobs In Anchorage


The following Position Vacancy Announcement (PVA) Bulletin is open to the general public and any current Municipal employee.  Click on the position link below for further information.


Grant Compliance & Quality Assurance Supervisor (Senior Administrative Officer) - Non Rep


Financial Project Manager (Special Administrative Assistant II) - EXE


Maintenance Worker II - IBEW MCH


Seasonal Recreation Facility Lead (Recreation Specialist II) - AMEA


If there are any questions, please contact the Municipality Of Anchorage Employment Office at 343-4447.




Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's Military Appreciation Luncheon

A SOLD OUT event.



 Mayor Sullivan and Guests of the Military Appreciation Lunch


 Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell, Adjutant General, Commissioner of Alaska DMVA and Mayor Sullivan  


Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks Baseball Team


Article by Chugiak- Eagle River Star:



  Mayor Sullivan and Representative Bill Stoltze



Mayor Sullivan and Chinooks Baseball Team

Issue: 41
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Press Conference
People Mover
Port of Anchorage Tours
Running in Anchorage
Tax Info
Centennial/RFP Update
Military Appreciation
Chinooks Baseball Team
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