Kirk Rose

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Basic Info
Wild Gift Class Year: 
2010
Better World Expertise: 
Affordable/Green Housing
Community Engagement/Activism
Energy
Public & Institutional Policy
Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Current Occupation: 
Community Development Manager at Anchorage Community Land Trust
Impacts of My Work: 
Neighborhood Revitalization - more people are satisfied about the place where they live and the opportunities to be a healthy, successful person there
Private Sector Investment - stimulating business and a thriving private sector is the key to our revitalization efforts, new businesses are locating in our community and making a good buck doing it.
Long-Term Affordable Housing makes families more stable and secure; this in turn improves children's test scores and lowers crime rates
Community Voice and Direction - our community not only participates in but leads the conversation about the future of Mountain View

After participating in the 2009 deep wilderness trek, I moved from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest to accept a position with Environment America, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization.  I then became an organic farmer for a short stint in Olympia, WA.  I am currently working with the Anchorage Community Land Trust (ACLT) in Anchorage, Alaska.

ACLT aims to facilitate and catalyze community-directed economic revitalization in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, AK.  Our primary goal is to bring more private sector investment into the community in order to provide jobs, diversify income levels, improve property maintenance and give residents and area businesses the opportunities and tools needed to capitalize on the community’s diverse energy. As the only non-profit organization working specifically on behalf of our community, ACLT works with partners to improve quality of life through a strong alliance of resources and programs grounded in a robust private sector.

I was recently elected to the Mountain View Community Council to continue to advocate on behalf of Anchorage's most ethnically diverse neighborhood.