Rep. Ivy Spohnholz to Host Community Discussion on Homelessness in Anchorage

Rep. Ivy Spohnholz to Host Community Discussion on Homelessness in Anchorage

This post has been updated to reflect that Dr. John Morris is no longer scheduled to attend today’s event and has been replaced by Terrence Shanigan. Yes, that Terrence Shanigan.


Alaska State Representative Ivy Sponholz (D-Anchorage) will host a Community Discussion on Homelessness in Anchorage Wednesday, August 11th, from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm at the Wilda Marston Theatre.

Lori Townsend of Alaska Public Media is moderating the event.

The Community Discussion is an opportunity for the public to hear from experts on homelessness, and the panel will discuss what effective response and prevention should look like in Anchorage. In addition, there will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

Panelists for the event include:

Jasmine Boyle, Anchorage Coalition on Ending Homelessness

Michelle Brown, Rasmuson Foundation

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Faculty at the UAA Justice Center

Dr. John Morris, Homeless Coordinator for Anchorage Mayor Bronson

Terrence Shanigan, Director of Legislative Affairs for Mayor Bronson

Meg Zaletel, Chair, Anchorage Assembly Committee on Housing & Homelessness

Questions for panelists can be submitted ahead of the event at rep.ivy.spohnholz@akleg.gov