ACDA presented to Jim Huettl of the Anchorage Mushing District $10,000 towards the construction for the arch in downtown Anchorage on 4th Avenue during the Fur Rondy pin unveiling event today.
Mike Robbins, Executive Director for ACDA said, “Fur Rondy has been making downtown contributions for years but Anchorage Mushing District is something that nobody else in the world can claim. ACDA supports this type of development for downtown Anchorage.”
Mayor Dave Bronson stated at the Fur Rondy pin unveiling, “We have a long history of dog mushing in our city with the first photo captured in 1918 and Fur Rondy started in 1936.” We are in our 89th year of Fur Rondy, which celebrates our culture and helps us get through the long winter.”
ACDA has a long-standing history of giving back to the community. Our total 2022 contribution has been $372,322, which included a $25,000 cash donation to the Anchorage Downtown Partnership for New Year Eve fireworks and a $15,000 donation to the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation for Roger Brook’s winter secret shopper study of the entire City.
Founded in 1984, ACDA is a self-funded public corporate authority for the Municipality of Anchorage that facilitates community and economic development opportunities and public parking for a safe and vibrant community to build our city’s future.