American Leadership Forum of OregonAugust 2011 E-Newsletter
Class 26 Completes Week at Mt. Adams
The 23 members of ALF Class 26 began their community building process during a week of perfect weather at the Flying L Ranch/Mt. Adams Lodge from August 14th through 19th. The unusual amount of snow still on the mountain did not deter the intrepid ALF class, who were rewarded for their efforts to both a front-row view of the spectacularly blue-green glacial lake, and a large family of mountain goats (including several babies) just off the moraine.
The class will meet again next month in Hood River, hosted by classmates Nick Walrod (Dancing Moon Farms) and Peter Cornelison (Friends of the Columbia Gorge).
Class 25 Selects ALF Juvenile Justice Program as Class Project
ALF Class 25 is planning their project, selected earlier this summer to involve partnering with the ALF organization in implementing a sector-specific program focused on the juvenile justice sector in Oregon. Class members are in the process of developing a stakeholder map of leaders in Oregon's juvenile justice system, and will be taking the responsibility for recruiting class members and mentoring them throughout their one-year ALF experience. The sector-specific class will begin April 2012 and conclude the following March (2013) with a project featuring collaboration on an agreed upon change initiative that has a significant impact on Oregon's juvenile justice system. Any ALF Senior Fellow interested in supporting this effort is invited to contact Robin at the ALF office for more information.
ALF 25th Anniversary Celebration in Central Oregon
The Central Oregon ALF Affiliate group is planning a special ALF 25th anniversay celebration planned for Saturday, October 15th in Central Oregon. The reception will be held at the cabin of Betsy Johnson, located on the beautiful headwaters of the Metolius River. Featured guests include Governor John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes (ALF Class XXIV), as well as co-speakers of Oregon's House of Representatives and the Senate Majority and Minority leaders (invited).
Contact Jan McGowan for corporate sponsorship information. General admission tickets will be available on the ALF website starting on Monday, September 12th.
ALF Welcomes New Board Member
Jan Oliver (Class 7) has joined the ALF Board of Directors. Jan currently works with the University of Oregon's Portland Outreach Program, and is based at their facility in Old Town Portland.
Opportunities of Interest
Anthony Veliz (Class 15) invites you to participate in the Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast to be held at the Salem Conference Center on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Check-in/Networking begins at 8 am, followed by a presentation from 9 -11 am. Cost is $25 per person. Please contact Anthony at 503-953-2128 for more information. Click here to register for this event.
ALF Senior Fellows Reflect on the Life & Leadership of The Honorable Mark O. Hatfield
Chris Dupres (Class 22): Chris began work this summer at the Policy Consensus Center based at Portland State University.
Michael Mills (Class 9): Michael, longtime Ombudsman for the City of Portland, will be taking a new position in public service, that of Project Manager for Oregon Consensus. Oregon Consensus is part of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. In his new role, Michael will be assisting parties in resolving public policy disputes on a regional basis.
Johnell Bell (Class 23): Johnell will begin a new job on August 1st as TriMet's Director of Diversity and Transit Equity.
Wayne Clark (Class 24): Wayne, VP of Community Relations and Marketing at Legacy Health Systems, has recently joined the Board of Directors at NAYA, a community based non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the diverse strengths of Native American youth and families through cultural identity and education.
John Haroldson (Class 24): John will be honored with the Latino Justice Award at the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Celebration dinner sponsored by the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (HMCC) on Thursday, September 8th at the Oregon Convention Center. Each year, the HMCC announces their BRAVO awards to celebrate outstanding contributions to Latinos in the community as well as organizations that have supported the advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington. ALF Corporate Member BPA will also receive the Public Partnership Award at the dinner and celebration. (For more information about the Hispanic Heritage Celebration dinner, contact Sandra at email@example.com or 503-222-0280.)
Scott Exo (Class 21): Jay Dudley, Scott's classmate, spied a fetching poster of Scott during a recent visit to a Burgerville. Scott is Executive Director of the Food Alliance.
Rita Conrad (Class 22): Rita, Project Manager for Greater Portland Pulse, sent us a news release regarding a project she is involved with at Metro.
Several ALF Senior Fellows have been appointed to various Oregon Health Policy Board work Groups. Congratulations to Lynn McNamara (Class 24), Director of City County Insurance Services, Mary Monnat (Class 22), CEO of Lifeworks NW; and ALF Fellow Alberto Moreno (Class 26), Director of the Latino Health Coalition.
Calendar of Events
- Tuesday, September 6th - 7:30am to 8:30am: Executive Committee Conference Call
- Thursday, September 15th - 4:00pm to 8:00pm: Class 26 Check-In and Dinner, Dancing Moon Farm, Hood River
- Friday, September 16th - 8:30am to 4:30pm: Class 26 Class Session, Dancing Moon Farm, Hood River
- Tuesday, September 20th - 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Development Committee Conference Call
- Tuesday, September 27th - 12:00noon: Senior Fellow 4th Tuesday Lunch, Metro Area, Nel Centro; Bend, Carino's Restaurant
Quote of the Month
Battles donít create anything except humiliation,
anger, and vengefulness in our hearts.
-- Oregonís U.S. senator, Mark O. Hatfield
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