ACDA & EasyPark Wins Heart of Anchorage Awards
ACDA & EasyPark honored for their outstanding leadership, professional excellence, and contributions to downtown Anchorage
Anchorage, AK – May 1, 2017
EasyPark and Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) staff were recognized with the prestigious 2017 Dena’ina and George M. Sullivan Awards at Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Heart of Anchorage Awards which honors individuals and companies for their proven approach of hard work and commitment to excellence for downtown Anchorage.
Executive Director, Andrew Halcro, received the 2017 George M. Sullivan Award which highlighted Mr. Halcro’s strong leadership skills and his efforts of fostering an effective EasyPark and Development team that has made a difference in downtown safety, cleanliness, and housing and redevelopment opportunities for Anchorage.
The EasyPark and ACDA team, received the 2017 Dena’ina Award for their successful deployment of Safety First and providing the Anchorage Downtown Partnership the leverage they needed to make “safe & clean” successful, offering the Amenities Program which gives back to the EasyPark customer the added-value services of a customer shuttle service, air for their tires, and battery jumps. EasyPark also kicked off the Employee Parking Program which made the monthly parking permit affordable for downtown part-time or lower income workers.  The team also reinvented the use of an underutilized garage rooftop at the 5th & B garage and transformed it into an outdoor park.
“All efforts that the EasyPark and ACDA team have accomplished has been focused on clean, safety & a vital focus of redevelopment for downtown Anchorage,” says Mr. Halcro, Executive Director of ACDA. “We expect that these programs will continue to flourish and grow in the next year.”
Founded in 1984, the Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) is a public corporate authority for the Municipality of Anchorage. ACDA’s mission is to facilitate development and public parking for a vibrant community.