Saint Paul Island Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Saint Paul Island Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

In 2015, the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), located on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea, initiated a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) planning process. ACSPI led the project, in partnership with the City of St. Paul, the Tanadgusix Native Corporation, the Central Bering Sea Fisherman’s Association, and other community organizations and partners. […]

Tanana Chiefs Conference Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Planning Support

Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) hired Agnew::Beck to assist with the development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region and its member communities. The TCC CEDS summarized economic indicators and conditions for the region and sub-regions in visually-compelling ways and offered development strategies to empower TCC member communities and residents in the region. […]

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho, alongside Agnew::Beck developed a focused and in-depth Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that became the foundation for the community’s economic development efforts and position the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and their Eastern Idaho partners for economic resiliency. Agnew::Beck kicked off the project in February of […]

Homer Recreation and Culture Needs Assessment

The Parks, Art, Recreation, and Culture (PARC) Needs Assessment determined the resources and prioritized the identified needs for the Greater Homer community (including the City of Homer and four neighboring census tracts: Anchor Point, Fritz Creek, Diamond Ridge, and Kachemak City) concerning PARC facilities and programs. To accomplish this, the project involved assessing community values, […]

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Update

The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC) is a non-profit regional economic development organization for Southwest Alaska. Agnew::Beck was hired to help SWAMC update the SWAMC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS, which is required by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), guides SWAMC’s efforts and provides staff with the background and direction they need for […]

Science Facilitation

Aleutian Bering Sea Island Landscape Conservation Cooperative Strategic Planning, 2014-present Agnew::Beck recently facilitated a two day strategic planning session for this collaborative organization. The Landscape Conservation Cooperative works to better understand and then develop strategies to respond to changing environmental challenges in marine and terrestrial environments in western Alaska. This region is facing increasing serious […]

The Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge

The Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge engages six cross-disciplinary teams together from across the globe to work with Alaska communities to design, prototype, test and evaluate in-home water and sewer systems for rural Alaska. Current community level piped systems are expensive to build and operate, funding is decreasing, and for a variety of reasons there […]

Fairview Neighborhood Plan

From the early 1990s to 2009, the Fairview Community Council led a planning effort that culminated in the Draft Fairview Community Plan. In 2013, the Fairview Community Council contracted Agnew::Beck to help move the plan to approval by the Anchorage Planning and Zoning Commission and adoption by the Anchorage Assembly. Agnew::Beck revised and distilled the […]

Bristol Bay Family Resource Center Planning & Development

Agnew::Beck was hired to provide community and facility planning services to seven communities in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska. The family resource centers that were developed in Bristol Bay varied in size and occupancy, depending on the capacity and needs of each village. The most ambitious of these centers included space for nine services […]

Mertarvik: Strategic Management Plan for Community Relocation

High erosion rates, increasingly powerful storm surges and severe floods threaten the Village of Newtok. Years of studies conclude that there is no permanent and cost effective means of remaining at the current village site. In 1994, the Newtok Traditional Council resolved that the best solution for the community was relocating to a new site […]

Lake and Peninsula Borough Comprehensive Plan

Agnew::Beck was hired by the Lake and Peninsula Borough to update their Comprehensive Plan. Building from past planning efforts, this plan focuses on identifying specific, tangible, near term actions that can be address the challenges and opportunities facing the region.  This work has been done from the ground up.  Earlier this year, borough staff, Planning […]

Tribal Environmental Program Training and Environmental Planning Workbook (Green Book)

Agnew::Beck was contracted to assist the Bristol Bay Native Association in conducting an IGAP Work Plan Development Workshop and developing a Tribal Environmental Program Workbook for tribal environmental program staff. The workshop provides a training format and planning framework to help tribal environmental program staff prepare successful IGAP proposals. The workbook is intended to guide […]

Technical Assistance, Rural Outreach and Proposal Development

Agnew::Beck holds multiple contracts with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to provide research, pre-project planning, technical assistance, strategic planning, program planning, business planning and analysis, board training and proposal development services. We have worked on many projects for the State of Alaska and nonprofit organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries. Through one of our Trust […]

Donlin Gold Regional Workforce Development Study

The Donlin Gold project is an ambitious effort to develop a large-scale gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The mine, located 155 miles upriver from Bethel and ten miles north of Crooked Creek in the middle of the Kuskokwim River delta, is expected to have a total active life of 27 years. The mine is […]

Hillside District Plan

The Municipality of Anchorage commissioned the Hillside District Plan to provide greater specificity for land use and public services than the municipality-wide Anchorage 2020 Comprehensive Plan. It also replaces the Hillside Wastewater Management Plan. The Hillside District’s complex land use and infrastructure issues requires a plan that carefully considered multiple viewpoints to establish sound public […]

Mat-Su Community Plans

Agnew::Beck has completed community and recreation plans throughout the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, including Comprehensive Plans for six communities and recreation and tourism plans for Talkeetna and several specific waterfronts and parks. These projects were all approved locally and by the Mat-Su Borough Assembly.  In all these plans we have been responsible for understanding goals for community […]

Bethel Comprehensive Plan

As the hub of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, Bethel has been experiencing growth from the region’s 56 villages, and many regional conditions have changed since the city’s comprehensive plan was adopted in 1997. Bethel currently faces many economic and development challenges, including extremely high energy and housing prices, the need to diversify the local economy, and […]

Technical Assistance for Affordable and Accessible Housing Focus Area

Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP), Karluk Manor Housing First Program (2009-2010)In 2010, Agnew::Beck assisted RurAL CAP in program design, operations plan, feasibility analysis, and a pro forma to secure a $4 million dollar grant through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Special Needs Housing grant program for RurAL CAP. Funding was secured for the […]

Mat-Su Borough Master Trails Plan

The Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation was established in 2011 to meet the growing resource needs of trail users and trail groups in the Mat-Su Borough. The Foundation is ultimately hoping to support the development of an integrated system of trails throughout the borough. In 2011, the Mat-Su Health Foundation donated funding for the Trails […]

Anchorage Public Library Community Plan

Agnew::Beck worked with Himmel & Wilson Library Consultants as well as RIM Architects to assist the Anchorage Library Foundation with the development of a Strategic Plan for the Anchorage Public Library (Z.J. Loussac Public Library). Our team produced a community-driven action plan for public library service in Anchorage. Public participation for the Anchorage Library Community […]