What is Imagine! Girdwood?
Imagine! Girdwood is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2019 to complete a rewrite of the Girdwood Comprehensive Plan, an element of the Municipality of Anchorage's Comprehensive Plan.
Imagine! Girdwood operates under the financial sponsorship of Girdwood Inc. which is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3). Since Girdwood Inc. holds and manages all funds, and is able to receive donations and grants on behalf of Imagine! Girdwood.
In April 2021 the Anchorage Assembly formally authorized Imagine! Girdwood to develop an update of the Girdwood Area Plan.
Board of Directors
Under Imagine! Girdwood's bylaws, five Directors are elected to one-year terms at the January regular meeting.
The current directors (serving through January 2024) are:
Amanda Sassi, Chair
Ed Harris, Vice-Chair
Mike Edgington, Secretary
Erin Eker, Treasurer
Mitch Roth, Director-at-Large
A plan of this scope requires support from professional planners. Imagine! Girdwood works closely with Long-Range Planning at the Municipality of Anchorage and contracts with Huddle AK for project management and technical services. Additional technical services are sub-contracted to Agnew::Beck.
Primary professional contributors (in alphabetical order) are:
Kristine Bunnell, Long-Range Planning Manager, Municipality of Anchorage
Shauna Doherty, Senior Manager, Agnew::Beck
Michelle Bowles, Senior Associate, Agnew::Beck
Bri Keifer, Landscape Architect, Huddle AK
Daniel McKenna-Foster, Senior Planner, Municipality of Anchorage
Holly Spoth-Torres, Principal, Huddle AK
Shanna Zuspan, Principal, Agnew::Beck