Virtual "Make it Monday" forum - Downtown Anchorage Plan Update
Kristine Bunnell, Planning Department Manager at the Municipality of Anchorage. Learn more about the Our Downtown Anchorage project at ourdowntownanchorage.com.
PLUS, a member presentation from the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness.
Ms. Bunnell is the Long-range Planning Manager in the Planning Department at the Municipality of Anchorage. Ms. Bunnell started her planning career at the City of Las Vegas in 1990, and has worked in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Austin, Texas and Yosemite National Park.
Planning and Project Management
Wild and Scenic River planning in Yosemite National Park and installation of park and trail projects in Texas and Nevada projects are career highlights along with bringing focus and community support to Downtown Anchorage at this most important time in Anchorage’s short history.
Ms. Bunnell currently manages a team of two planners and one admin who are very busy with land use planing and Title 21 code updates. The Long-range team also staffs three advisory commissions specifically focused on watersheds and natural resources, historic preservation, and the geotechnical issues facing development.
Education and Community Affiliations
Ms. Bunnell has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (1993) from the University of Redlands, Redlands, California.
Ms. Bunnell is a National Park Service Certified Historic Preservation Planner, and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Ms. Bunnell is also a published writer (Government Hill Yesterday and Today, Western Planner, and Sustain Alaska Magazine). She has been serving on the Western Planner Editorial Board since 2015.
She is a former board member of Alaska Trails.
Ms. Bunnell was voted “Planner of the Year,” by the Alaska Chapter of the American Planning Association in 2016.
Ms. Bunnell volunteers annually for The Last Great Race on Earth – the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race!
She is also a workshop coordinater for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
What delights her more than anything is spending time with her grandkids who live 2 streets away from her in College Village.