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American Leadership Forum of Tacoma/Pierce County

Categories: Neighborhood & Communities

The mission of the American Leadership Forum (ALF) is to join and strengthen a diverse community of leaders in Pierce County to better serve the public good. 


Executive Director

Beth Boggs


738 Broadway, Suite 301
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 284-2280

The American Leadership Forum (ALF) is a national non-profit organization, with nine autonomous chapters nationwide with 4500 graduates.

The American Leadership Forum was originally founded in Houston in 1981 by attorney Joseph Jaworski who left his successful law practice to address what he increasingly saw as a crisis of leadership taking place throughout the country. Jaworski’s vision was to establish a national organization dedicated to bringing together diverse leaders from various sectors in communities across the country to develop their leadership skills and capacity and to strengthen their commitment to work together on community issues.

The ALF Tacoma/Pierce County Chapter was formed by local leaders who recognized that building leadership and collaboration is an ongoing need both nationally and in Tacoma/Pierce County. The ALF Board recognizes that organizational and community vitality requires a steady stream of empowering, motivated and connected leaders. The ALF program focuses on cross-sector leadership development, bringing diverse leaders to the table to learn, reflect, and practice leadership for the common good. It is Servant Leadership in action, contributing actual doers to the vision of a community of diverse and engaged citizens promoting community based self determination, volunteerism and service. The one-year ALF leadership program is administered by the Executive Director under the direction of the ALF Board and its committees.


Annual Budget: $250,001 - $500,000

Number of Employees: 1-5

Accepts Volunteers: No

Service Area: Pierce County

People Served Annually: 795000