Anchorage Update
June 2013



Hello Anchorage resident,


Happy Independence Day! 


If you are going out on the water this weekend, make sure to take extra precautions. Always wear a life vest and be aware of the strong tides that surround Anchorage. 


As you head into the weekend, remember that a fire ban remains in effect for the Anchorage area. This recent warm and dry weather has made the fire risk in the Anchorage bowl extra high. All open burning is banned and the only exceptions are personal use propane, electric and charcoal grills.


Personal firework usage is also prohibited in the Municipality of Anchorage. Fireworks are especially dangerous during this hot and dry period. Keep in mind that July 4th celebrations can be a potentially dangerous and frightening time for pets.


Enjoy your time with family and friends and remain safe!



Mayor Dan


Mayor Sullivan with Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jennifer Brown and Alaska Communications Director of Corporate Communications Heather Cavanaugh

Mayor's Press Conference at Woodland Park Clubhouse

Wednesday, June 17

Topics included: Mountain View Street Fair, the Kings Landing Project at Ship Creek, AFD Huffman Station, and Alaska Communications' Summer of Heroes Program.


2026 Olympic Winter Games Exploratory Committee


This past week I introduced the Exploratory Committee for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. The committee comprised of distinguished experts, leaders, and visionaries from our community, will assess the feasibility of a host city bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. 


View the video from my press briefing for more information.


For more information about Anchorage's 1992 Winter Olympic Games bid, click here.


2026 Olympic Winter Games Exploratory Committee


Alaska Communications' Summer of Heroes


Wednesday, June 26th, was officially declared "Alaska Communications' Summer of Heroes Day" in Anchorage in recognition of the great work Alaska Communications and The Boys & Girls Club do together.


The Summer of Heroes program is a partnership between Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska that promotes awareness and support for youth development programs throughout Alaska. Now in its third year, the program recognizes five young Alaskan heroes between the ages of 6 and 18 for the positive impacts they've made in their communities. Each hero receives a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the Alaska State Fair in August for a recognition ceremony.


I encourage you to nominate youth who are making a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for the Summer of Heroes program will be accepted until July 22, 2013. Anyone who is interested in nominating outstanding youth can do so today at


Mayor Dan, Alaska Communications' Heather Cavanaugh, Boys and Girls Club's Jennifer Brown, and local youth


TDX Corporation Groundbreaking


In early 2013 the MOA sold the vacant Spenard Armory property to the TDX Corp. Last week the company 

unveiled some innovative designs for a new business complex.


The building will be aviation-themed and when complete, will house TDX Corporate offices, the new Alaska MasterPark Valet offices, mixed office and meeting rooms, a sit-down dining Café, and will provide convenient valet parking for 1,000 vehicles.


Click here to read the full Alaska Business Monthly article.


Ron Philemonoff, CEO of TDX Corporation, Mayor Sullivan, and community leaders

Mountain View Street Fair


This Saturday is the 5th Annual Mountain View Street Fair from noon to 4 pm at Clark Middle School. This is always a great event and there will be dancing, music performances, a rock wall, a car show, and lots more. For more information call 793-3209.

People Mover 2013 Service Change


People Mover revises its routes and service annually to better serve our passengers. We understand our service changes can sometimes affect our passengers' ride and we want their input.

A public review and comment period of our draft schedules will be open through Friday, July 5, 2013. You can submit comments in the following ways:


For more detailed information please refer to this web page.



Anchorage 1% for Art Excursion


Enjoy a behind-the-scenes narrated tour of Anchorage's public art, including work by artists such as John Hoover, Melvin Olanna, Sonya Kelliher-Combs and more. This collection is made possible by the Municipality of Anchorage's 1% for Art Program. Snacks and water provided; bring a brown bag lunch. Registration is $15 and is required online


Tour dates are July 6th and August 3rd from 10 am to 1 pm.


View itinerary.




Road Closures


The MOA is planning to rehabilitate the Old Seward Highway from Tudor Road to 34th Avenue. All existing sidewalks and curb ramps not up to ADA standards will be brought into compliance. The Old Seward Highway, from Tudor Road to 34th Avenue, will receive new asphalt pavement, traffic control signage and striping. New traffic signals will be installed at the 40th Avenue intersection.


The public should expect road closures and traffic delays that accompany major street excavation. The intersection at 36th and Old Seward Highway will be closed from 7am July 4 through 6am July 8. Local business access will be maintained throughout this closure.

Position Vacancy Announcement


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.


Operations Supervisor - Non Rep

SWS Account Representative I - AMEA


Interested applicants may apply by visiting If there are any questions, please contact the Municipality Of Anchorage Employment Office at 343-4447.

Glen Alps Road Construction Project


Traffic by local residents and visitors to the Chugach State Park will be affected and delayed by the construction. In general a single lane will remain open during construction but there will be brief periods when the Glen Alps Road will be closed to traffic. 


The entire road will be open during the Independence Day Holiday from 4 PM Wednesday July 3 to 6 AM Saturday July 6 and during the Labor Day Holiday from 4 PM Friday August 30 to 6 AM Tuesday September 3, 2013.

2014 U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships

In March 2014, Alaskan Olympians Kikkan Randall (World Champion) and Holly Brooks will return from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games along with some new Alaskan Olympians. They will compete against the best skiers in the nation, right here in Kincaid Park.

The U.S. National Cross Country Championships and SuperTour Finals are an opportunity for Alaskans of all ages to witness Olympic caliber competition and be inspired by these tremendous athletes, as they were by Alaskan Olympians before them.
Anchorage Centennial Update

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


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In This Issue
Press Conference
2026 Olympic Winter Games
Summer of Heroes
TDX Groundbreaking
Mountain View Street Fair
People Mover Service Change
Public Art Excursion
Road Closures
Position Vacancy Announcement
Glen Alps Road Construction
2014 Cross-Country Championships
Anchorage Centennial Update
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