Please help us provide the governor with strong reasons to support the $50,000 appropriation in the Capital Budget to upgrade the electrical service at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Letters of support are needed.
The State Capital Budget includes a $50,000 appropriation to modernize the electrical service at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
Please let Gov. Sean Parnell know that this is an important project, worth the investment. Send letters of support today to:
Sean Parnell, P.O. Box 110001, Juneau, AK 99811-0001
Beth Kerttula, Hannah McCarty, Legislative Aide, State Capitol, Room 404, Juneau, AK 99801
Nancy DeCherney, Executive Director, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier, Suite 101, Juneau AK, 99801
Points of note:
Current electrical service dates from 1959 and is insufficient to handle modern electrical needs. Current electrical service is unsafe.
Efforts to use this facility as a performing arts and culture center and a conference center are limited by the electrical problems.
Improved electrical capacity will go a long way toward meeting the need for performing spaces, community gathering and meeting space.
The facility is a disaster emergency shelter - in the most recent situation, the failure of the Archives roof, the lack of electrical service meant extension cords all over the place that led to blown circuits.
This facility serves between 2,000 and 6,000 people monthly - clearly a need for the facility.
A small investment now will serve the community for a long time to come.
The State Capital Budget also includes a similar appropriation for Perseverance Theatre to upgrade the wiring in their theatre, also antiquated. Both the JACC and the Theatre contribute significantly to the economic well-being of the community. We encourage support of both projects.
Executive director, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council