We (Board of Directors) want to state without reservation that Black Lives Matter and inclusion and equity must be our highest priority.

The Board of Directors acknowledges that the Alliance membership, board and leadership does not reflect the diversity of our community. We are committed to developing an organizational structure within our leadership, board, members and committees that more closely resembles the makeup of our community.

The Alliance Board of Directors humbly acknowledges that we have much to learn and we ask the community in advance to allow us to take the time to be thoughtful and look within and make changes, balancing this with the sense of urgency that these changes need.

We take this charge seriously.