New help in effort to build new JACC

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Several new people have joined the Partnership, Inc, a non-profit corporation formed with the express purpose to build the new Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

    Four recent additions have been announced.  Catherine Cristobal is the owner and operator of the Raven Cafe at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives & Museum Building.  Emily Edenshaw is Business & Economic Development Director for the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.  Sherri von Wolfe is an architect working on accessibility with Southeast Alaska Independent Living.  Laura Wanechek is an Account Manager with Alaska Communications.

    The Capital Campaign Committee is a key group comprised of members of the Partnership Board in conjunction with community members who have significant business and fundraising experience. Jennifer Greimann is an entrepreneur, business owner, artist, and organic farmer. Ginny Palmer is a retired research associate and management analyst specializing in whales. Linda Kruger is a Forest Service research social scientist and recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Arts Patronage. Jev Shelton is a retired commercial fisherman and fisheries research scientist.

    Partnership Board Co-Chairman Peter Jurasz said, “We are delighted to have these four women on the Partnership Board. Their energy, enthusiasm, and experience will be tremendously beneficial to our efforts to make the New JACC a reality in the near future.”

    Capital Campaign Committee Co-Chair Bud Carpeneti added, “The CCC is at a critical stage in raising the target of 75% of the New JACC construction budget that will come from non-governmental sources. These outstanding new members will be most helpful as the City & Borough of Juneau considers the best way to invest in the New JACC project and we continue our impressive and successful campaign.”

    Meetings of the Partnership Board and the Capital Campaign Committee take place monthly and are open to the public. For more information about JAHC or the New JACC, visit or or call 586-2787.

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