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February 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other Senior Fellows for an evening of exploration and small group conversation about Evolve, the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color. The production seeks to stimulate conversation, helping us to bridge a
March 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Census 2020 Why does the census matter? How will it impact our community? How can ALF Senior Fellows activate their networks to reach underrepresented communities and make sure every person is represented? We are holding TWO evening
March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am
What is “attainable housing” and what does it mean to our community’s future prosperity? Come to First Friday to discuss and learn about the highlights of UWT’s 2020 Urban Studies Forum (scheduled Mar 4). Linda
March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gather with seven other Senior Fellows to break bread and engage in an undisciplined or lightly facilitated conversation. The concept is simple: ALF makes a reservation for 8 at a local restaurant and, every once in awhile, suggests a
April 10 - 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ALF SENIOR FELLOWS RETREAT April 10-11, 2020 IslandWood Accountability in our times! Come spend an overnight with some amazing Senior Fellows as we discuss how to hold ourselves and each other accountable in tumultuous times. The

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Servant Leadership - ALF Board of Directors and Standing Committees

Want to become more involved in ALF?  The organization is fortunate to have 70+ Senior Fellows serving our mission each year.  Senior Fellows are invited to consider joining the ALF Board of Directors or a standing Committee.  Please contact Beth Boggs for more information.  Join the team.

Board of Directors 
• 10-25 members.
• Meets bimonthly.
• Sets policy.
• Approves annual budget/expenditures/financial reports.
• Oversees committee work.
• Contributes annually/participates in fundraising.
• Promotes ALF in the community.
• Nominates prospective Fellows.
• Participates in development of and monitors progress of the strategic plan.

Executive Committee
• Board President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and Chairs of all committees.
• Meets bimonthly.
• Reviews/oversees ongoing fiscal, administrative/policy issues.
• Reviews committee activities/issues.
• Oversight of strategic planning.

• Treasurer and at least two Board members.
• Meets monthly, or as needed.
• Oversees financial status/health of organization.
• Assists ED with budget preparation.
• Establishes/reviews financial policies/tax returns.
• Coordinates with Fund Development Committee on funding needs 
• Includes at least two Board members.
• Meets 4-8 times/year.

Fund Development
• Assists ED with strategizing on and reviewing current funding strategies and making major donation requests.
• Works with board to identify potential sources of individual/corporate gifts.
• Coordinates Class Fundraising Champions.

Senior Fellows 
• Several graduates, chaired by board member. 
• Meets 7-9 times/year.
• Plans graduate activities and opportunities for engagement.

• Seven members, Chair and two other members are Board - board appointed committee.
• Meets 6-8 times/year.
• Seeks/reviews nomination criteria/nominations.
• Establishes timeline/process for selection of Fellows.
• Recommends final slate to EC/Board.
• Seats/selects annual Fellows.  

Fellows Program 
• At least five members, Chair and two other members from Board.
• Meets 9 times a year.
• Oversees quality/curriculum of current class program.
• Reviews program evaluations and monitors effectiveness of training components and facilitators.

Board Nominations 
• Chaired by Immediate Past President, includes Board Chair, Vice President and Executive Director.
• Meets two times a year.
• Recommends slate for chapter/national board to EC then Board.
• Orients new board members.

ALF National Board
• One representative from local board and ED.
• Oversees ALF National policy and activities.
• Two annual board meetings; others by conference call.

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