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Building Community for Prosperity and Inclusion: Kimmel


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This presentation was delivered at NADO's Annual Training Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9-12, 2017.

Public, private, and nonprofit partners work together in Anchorage to promote policies, plans, and programs that support social and economic integration of new and long-time residents. Learn how these various efforts dovetail to ensure economic vitality, common ground, and shared leadership. Lessons learned from this session will apply at the regional, county, or community levels.

Moira Gallagher, Live. Work. Play. Director, AEDC, Anchorage, AK
Mara Kimmel, First Lady of Anchorage, City of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
Lourdes Linato-Crawford, President, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
Wanetta Ayers, Interim Executive Director, Prince William Sound, EDD, Anchorage, AK, Moderator

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Building Community for Prosperity and Inclusion: Kimmel

  1. 1. Building Community at the Core of the Periphery Equity, Inclusion and Resilience in a Changing North Mara Kimmel, PhD, JD Presentation to NADO Conference September 11, 2017
  2. 2. Alaska History & Background • We are very old – Inhabited for over 10,000 years • And very young – Territory “purchased” from Russia in 1867 – Statehood in 1959 – MOA just celebrated 100th birthday • We are few – 740,000 people – 300,000 people in Anchorage • And far between – Most of Alaska is road- less and rural
  3. 3. Alaska’s First Peoples
  4. 4. Alaska’s Newest Peoples
  5. 5. Alaska’s Economy
  6. 6. Alaska’s Climate
  7. 7. The Unique North Self reliant, vibrant and vital cultures, connected with place.
  8. 8. A Changing North Equity Environment Economy
  9. 9. PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS SAFETY NEEDS SOCIAL NEEDS ESTEEM NEEDS SELF- ACTUALIZATION Welcoming and Resilient Access to Basic Needs Affordable quality housing, health care, jobs, public safety, education, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Wired and connected neighborhoods and homes, meaningful careers, accessible and open data and information for residents Engaged and Educated Quality pre-K-12 and post secondary education, representative and inclusive government Healthy & Connected Transportation and communication networks, accessible parks and trails, vibrant and integrated cultures and languages, energy and food security Community Self-reliant, connected with place, culturally vibrant and vital
  10. 10. Resilience in Anchorage: Ready, Inclusive, Connected The capacity of a community to survive and thrive through acute shocks and chronic stresses Fires, floods, earthquakes, erosion Freeze-thaw cycles Unemployment, inadequate housing, poverty, poor infrastructure and communication networks, social and economic exclusion
  11. 11. Governance Design Knowledge Business and Entrepreneurs Collaborative Partnerships
  12. 12. Our Community is AWARE* *Anchorage - Welcoming and Resilient