Roadmap to a Vital and Safe Anchorage
The Roadmap to a Vital and Safe Anchorage was born out of a need to make Anchorage more resilient and sustainable. The COVID 19 pandemic called for rapid response to get Anchorage’s economy going again. Businesses, non-profit organizations, and industry leaders grabbed hold of this call to action and began the process of developing a plan focused on implementation, execution, and clearly defined results. With a focused vision to guide reopening a safe and vibrant Anchorage in time for the spring/summer tourism season, the planning process includes the following criteria:
- FULL PARTICIPATION: The Municipality, business, and economic sectors will develop and implement the plan. Participation in planning and implementation is diverse, inclusive, and represents the entire community of Anchorage. The plan spans any changes in leadership within the Municipality.
- ACTION FOCUSED: The plan is focused on implementation and action. The plan includes both short- and long-term actions contributing to economic sustainability during and after the Pandemic.
- LEVERAGES BEST PRACTICES: The plan leverages lessons learned from communities worldwide and seeks to adapt the best practices to benefit our community.
RVSA’S Strategic Direction
Throughout February 2021, over 110 business, non-profit, and organization leaders gathered four times to develop the Vision, Barriers, Strategic Actions and begin focused Implementation for the Roadmap to a Vital and Safe Anchorage.
Since March of 2021, RVSA Implementation groups have met bi-weekly to define the accomplishments they would like to make in service to the larger Vision. The following is a snapshot of the current work implementation groups are doing:
The RVSA continues to work through implementation. Over the next year, RVSA will host Work Sessions and Update Meetings. Registration is required for these virtual meetings. The registration links provide access to all meetings in the grouping. For meeting summaries and recordings, as well as all other RVSA planning information, please visit our Dropbox folder.
Last Tuesday of the month, 3:30 pm to 5 pm
- Jun 28
- Jul 26
- Aug 30
- Sep 27
- Oct 25
- Nov 29
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89285847229
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Meeting ID: 892 8584 7229
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kzcf6oDic
RVSA Planning Session
In November 2021, RVSA membership met to discuss the type of things that the Municipality/Mayor does to catalyze economic revitalization and diversification. CLICK HERE for the theme that arose out of the discussion.
"MAKE IT MONDAY" FORUM SERIES
Local Anchorage organizations currently offer a wealth of opportunities and resources for new and growing businesses. Learn from another collection of community partners about their programs and incentives, who is eligible, and how to apply to get the ball rolling towards your business goals.
Chris Schutte, Municipality of Anchorage
Jon Bittner, Alaska SBDC
Kirk Rose, Anchorage Community Land Trust
Erin Baca, 49th State Angel Fund
Gretchen Fauske, UAA Center for Economic Gianna Varrati, Gener8tor
Debbie Franklin, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Stephanie Berglund, CEO, thread
Glenn Hoskinson, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED)
For questions, concerns, and/or comments you can reach out to the following: