November 2022 Update

Season’s greetings and many thanks to all who have been supporting the project over the years. The journey we are on would not have been possible without your generous contributions of time and funding to move us steadily toward the goal.

In the next few months, we hope to reach some important milestones with the new Capital Civic Center project. First and foremost, a new concept and estimated costs will be presented to the Assembly’s Committee of the Whole on November 28. We are seeking confirmation the concept developed over the last few months meets expectations and we have their support to forward with the development of schematic documents.

Secondly, we welcome Katy Giorgio as our new Fundraising Manager. Katy brings a wealth of project management to our effort, and we are excited she has joined the team.

In advance of Centennial Hall’s closure for renovations to the ballrooms, we have moved our office. Partnership staff will be working from our respective home office locations and available by appointment. If you need to reach us, please note our new phone number is 907-419-4206. Our email contact information remains the same. We would be very happy to meet in person to discuss the project as well.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. Thank you again for your continued support.

 Bob Banghart, Partnership Executive Director

September 2022 Update

Welcome to the beginning of fall. Much has transpired since our last project update in May. Our team of Northwind/JYW, both from Juneau, have been joined with Hacker Architects of Portland. In place is a seasoned body of design professionals with extensive history on the project, and we feel very fortunate to have this continuance of expertise as work moves forward on development of an inspirational and functional new facility.

In late August we held a joint design work session with the city, the architects, the Partnership and the Alliance membership. The net result forms the core of programming design decisions needed to start work on this next phase.  As the project develops over the next four months, we plan to share with you the milestones and accomplishments.

The Board and Alliance members continue to engage with our federal and state delegations, as well as foundations.  These meetings have been encouraging with broad support voiced for the project. Our goal now is to turn that broad support into project funding. Overall, we are very optimistic of our prospects in next 10 months.

At our annual August Board meeting we welcomed two new members, architect James Bibb and Tlingit & Haida Development Strategist Bob Starbard. Their willingness to bring their experience and enthusiasm to the project is gratefully appreciated. Additionally, we extend our thanks and best wishes to Laura Wanechek who has left the Board but will continue to serve on a number of our committees.

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets to help support and fund the project. We sold more than 575 tickets, which brought in more than $11,000! That money will be used toward the Capital Civic Center project. All proceeds will be used as match for a capacity & infrastructure challenge grant awarded by the national endowment for the humanities.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or comments. Thank you again for your continued support of the project.

Bob Banghart, Partnership Executive Director

Our Mission

The mission of the Partnership Board is to design, fund, and construct a new arts and culture facility in Juneau.

The Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Please call 907-419-4206 or email to get in touch with us.

The Partnership 
PO Box 33193
Juneau, Alaska   99803

Taxpayer ID No. 46-4451460

Our Vision

Guided by five principles, the design and use of a new arts and culture facility will be inclusive, sustainable, collaborative, distinctly Alaskan and functional. This landmark facility will be purpose-built to support the community with performances, exhibitions, conferences and special events. The Partnership supports a new Capital Civic Center that embodies the enduring cultural, economical and educational vision for Juneau.