Each year, ALF-MVC honors Greater Sacramento region leaders who represent the cornerstones of ALF. The award recipients think and work regionally, value diversity, and are successful, collaborative leaders. The annual dinner attracts the region's top decision- and opinion-makers to celebrate the honorees' accomplishments. Attended by over 400 people, including most members of ALF-MVC, the dinner celebrates leadership and the growing network of ALF leaders.
Previous Honorees (with titles at time of award)
2016: 20th Anniversary- founders, Sr. Fellows, and sponsors
2015: Kathy McKim, Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T; and Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, City of West Sacramento
2014: Joe Genshlea, Attorney, Genshlea Law; Susan Frazier, Consultant/Community Leader; and Kevin Johnson, Mayor, City of Sacramento
2013: Brice Harris, Chancellor, California Community Colleges; Larry Vanderhoef, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Davis
2012: Vicki Barber, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools; Joe Coomes, Sacramento Attorney; and Tom Stallard, Woodland City Councilmember & Former Yolo County Supervisor
2011: Scott Syphax, President & CEO, The Nehemiah Companies
2010: Fred Teichert, Executive Director, Teichert Foundation
2009: Pat Fong Kushida, CEO, Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
2008: Darrell Steinberg, incoming Calif. State Senate President pro tem
2007: Allen Warren, President & CEO, New Faze Development, Inc.
2006: Dennis H. Mangers, President, California Cable & Telecommunications Assn.
2005: Muriel Johnson, Supervisor, County of Sacramento
2004: William H. Lee, Publisher, The Observer Newspapers
2003: Michael Ziegler, President & CEO, PRIDE Industries
2002: Lina Fat, Executive Chef, California Fats
2001: Robert T. Matsui, Representative, US House of Representatives
2000: Donald Gerth, President, California State University, Sacramento; Joe Serna, Jr., Mayor, City of Sacramento (posthumous)
1999: Sandy Smoley, Secretary, California Health & Human Services Agency
Previous award winners Michael Ziegler, Sandy Smoley,
Dr. William H. Lee, Lina Fat, and Dr. Donald Gerth.