The American Leadership Forum (ALF) of Oregon is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that brings a diverse range of corporate, public and non-profit leaders together to build effective networks of collaboration, service and community throughout the state. By creating a network of leaders with established bonds of trust and mutual support, ALF strengthens the commitment of leaders to utilize collaborative approaches to dealing with often complex community and statewide issues.
Joining and strengthening diverse leaders to serve the common good. ALF enhances leadership by building on the strengths of diversity and by promoting collaborative problem solving within and among communities.
November 28, 2018 Statement on Civil Discourse
As our country continues to witness the escalation of blame-fueled rhetoric, anger-and-hate-driven violence and amplified acts of unprecedented divisiveness, we as Senior Fellows of the American Leadership Forum feel compelled to step up and speak out.
There has never been a better time to double down on living the ALF ideals of dialogue. We know how to do this; this is what we stand for. In that spirit, here are some ways we can all “show up” in this world:
Live the ideals of ALF and encourage others to join you on that preferred path. It is time to model the principles of our mission, established nearly 40 years ago, that encourage us all to be leaders in bringing people from all corners of our diverse communities together.
We must ask ourselves, “How am I showing up? What will I do to help facilitate change?”
American Leadership Forum – National Board of Trustees
November 28, 2018
Beth Boggs, Tacoma, WA
Debra Brown, Portland, OR
Gina Carroll, Houston, TX
Troy Christensen, Tacoma, WA
Sam Cook, Myrtle Beach, SC
Louis Cooper, Tacoma, WA
Dee Dee Dochen, Houston, TX
Bonnie Ferreira, Sacramento, CA
Reagan Flowers, Houston, TX
Kathy Halsey, Modesto, CA
Chrystal Joy, Charlotte, NC
Albert Najera, Sacramento, CA
Cyndee Patterson, Charlotte, NC
Rolanda Pierre-Dixon, San Jose, CA
Kimberlee Sheng, Portland, OR
Dan Snare, Houston, TX
Wendy Spencer, Merced, CA
Suzanne St. John-Crane, San Jose, CA
Pam Stewart, Sacramento, CA
Harriet Wasserstrum, Houston, TX
David Williams, Memphis, TN