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From the Desk of Mayor Dan Sullivan


Hello Anchorage resident,

Happy Independence Day! 

If you are going out on the water this weekend, make sure to take extra precautions. Always wear a life vest and be aware of the strong tides that surround Anchorage. 

As you head into the weekend, remember that a fire ban remains in effect for the Anchorage area. This recent warm and dry weather has made the fire risk in the Anchorage bowl extra high. All open burning is banned and the only exceptions are personal use propane, electric and charcoal grills.

Personal firework usage is also prohibited in the Municipality of Anchorage. Fireworks are especially dangerous during this hot and dry period. Keep in mind that July 4th celebrations can be a potentially dangerous and frightening time for pets.

Enjoy your time with family and friends and remain safe!


Mayor Dan

Mayor Sullivan with Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jennifer Brown and Alaska Communications Director of Corporate Communications Heather Cavanaugh
Mayor's Press Conference at Woodland Park Clubhouse

Wednesday, June 17
Topics included: Mountain View Street Fair, the Kings Landing Project at Ship Creek, AFD Huffman Station, and Alaska Communications' Summer of Heroes Program.

2026 Olympic Winter Games Exploratory Committee

This past week I introduced the Exploratory Committee for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. The committee comprised of distinguished experts, leaders, and visionaries from our community, will assess the feasibility of a host city bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. 

View the video from my press briefing for more information.

For more information about Anchorage's 1992 Winter Olympic Games bid, click here.

2026 Olympic Winter Games Exploratory Committee


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