What We Do


A vibrant and prosperous Municipality of Anchorage experiencing economic growth, robust development, and cutting edge parking mobility services.


Serve as the catalyst for economic development by delivering quality private/public projects and innovative parking mobility services within the Municipality of Anchorage.

How we Do it


ACDA brings together resources to create development using innovation, partnerships and sound planning. 

ACDA is working to expand the tools available to encourage development in Anchorage.


We're "bookending" downtown with vibrant spaces - K Street Eats and The Rooftop. This is just one way we are revitalizing the community.


We view community development as more than just new construction of buildings, it also means adding value to our community with services and partnerships.

ACDA Senior Staff

Executive Director

Mike Robbins serves ACDA in helping the organization achieve its parking and development goals.

Community Development & External Affairs Director

Melinda Gant serves ACDA as the External Affairs Director. Ms. Gant is responsible for redevelopment projects, community and media affairs, marketing, human resources, and the liaison for the Board of Directors.

Director of Finance

Director of Finance is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and coordinating agency-wide financial management matters.

Project Acquisition Director

Project Acquisition Director is responsible for identifying, researching, underwriting, investigating, qualifying, and managing the purchasing of land and lots

Careers at ACDA

Compensation & Benefits

ACDA offers competitive wages and an exceptional benefits plan. We offer medical, dental, vision, life, and short and long term disability insurance programs to qualified employees. Paid annual leave and holidays, State of Alaska’s Public Employee Retirement Program (PERS), medical benefit reimbursement program, and a 457 deferred program are also available. ACDA employees are not employees of the Municipality of Anchorage.

ACDA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, mental or physical disability, veteran status or any other status or classification protected under applicable state or federal law. Individuals needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources.

Available Positions

Please check back later for updates.

Employment Application

Applications are only accepted for currently advertised/open positions. A complete application must be submitted for each position and received by the closing date listed on the position announcement. A resume may be included as an addendum to the employment history section of the application as long as it provides all the information required in this section.

View the Employment Application form and information on how to fill out an application.

A Bit of History...

The predecessor of ACDA, the Anchorage Parking Authority, was originally created as the first separate public authority on February 28, 1984. That authority was established "to create an environment in the Anchorage area such that parking and parking policies are in a position to influence the community as a whole."

In 2004, the Municipality of Anchorage considered creating a development authority that could aid in developing public lands. On January 18, 2005, the assembly passed an amendment to the original APA ordinance which renamed the authority to Anchorage Community Development Authority with two departments: Development Services & Parking Services.

Contact Us Today


Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm


245 W 5th Avenue, Suite 122
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Phone, Fax, Email

Office: (907) 276.7275
Fax: (907) 279.5073