August/September 2013 
Scottsdale Community College    Wells Fargo
September 6
Community Welcome Reception for Class 28 & Executive Director George A. Martinez, Ed.D
Sands at Hotel Valley Ho
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

September 18
Alumni Event
Restaurant Week Preview
J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

December 13
14th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon
DoubleTree Resort
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m..

Call or email for more information:
480-627-6710 or


Roxanne K. Song Ong, Class 5

Chief Presiding Judge of the Phoenix Municipal Court was honored as the 2013 Judge of the Year by the Arizona Supreme Court for her outstanding contributions by improving public trust and confidence in the Arizona court system.  Judge Song Ong was also the recipient of the 2013 Asian Pacific Community in Action Award for the outstanding work she has accomplished in the field of law, diversity, and for her contributions to the Arizona Asian Pacific American community. 
Channel 8 PBS profiled Judge Song Ong online as part of the local series "Makers: Arizona" in conjunction with a national PBS documentary called "Makers: Women Who Make America."  
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Scottsdale Leadership is greatly appreciative of Active 20-30 Club of Scottsdale's loyal support!
The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club's largest event of the year will be on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale will serve as the stylish backdrop for the evening's activities, with all proceeds benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale and other local children's charities.

The NiteFlite charity golf tournament will be held at Talking Stick Golf Club on October 25 and the NiteFlite Red Carpet Gala on October 26. Click here for more details.


Welcome Scottsdale Leadership Class XXVIII and 
New Executive Director George Martinez
Friday, September 6 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Sands at Hotel Valley Ho

6850 East Main Street


Please join us at this free event; hors d'ouevres and cash bar.
Click here to RSVP by August 30

Please respond early - space is limited! 


Nominate leaders for the 2013 Hodges, Drinkwater, Youth and Corporate awards!  Hurry, nominations are due soon - click here to play an important role by nominating a leader today!


Award recipients will be honored Friday, December 13, at Scottsdale Leadership's 14th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon.  This special event is open to the public and held at the lovely DoubleTree Resort. 


Please stay engaged and pay your dues!  Your renewal helps provide the educational and networking experiences that you benefited from, extending the unique impact of Scottsdale Leadership to many more friends and colleagues.  Your dues and other forms of support sustain Scottsdale Leadership's enhancement and growth. 
    Alumni Dues 2013-14

Annual Arizona Restaurant Week Preview 

Wednesday, September 18 - 6:00-8:30 PM

J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort
6000 E. Camelback Rd.

Join your fellow Scottsdale Leadership alumni on September 18 to kick-off the Annual Arizona Restaurant Week.  In addition to enjoying a fantastic meal, learn how the tourism and hospitality industry in Scottsdale has rebounded since the 2008 economic crisis.  Featured speaker: Rachel Sacco, President & CEO, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Platinum Dues-paid Alumni: Free

All Other Dues-paid Alumni and Class 28: $55

Alumni or Guest: $65

The cost per person includes house wine, non-alcoholic beverages, dinner, tax and gratuity.  A cash bar is also available.

Scottsdale Leadership initiative adopted by City of Scottsdale!  Once again Scottsdale Leadership alumni have impacted the community, this time through a first-of-its-kind initiative, The Principles for Civil Dialogue.  On July 1, 2013, the Scottsdale City Council adopted Resolution 9445 (item 32), encouraging civil dialogue in the City.  Further, the Council chose to adopt Resolution 9433 (item 31), The Council Rules of Procedures, which includes the Principles for Civil Dialogue in its language. 


Passing such a resolution through the city council was one of the Scottsdale Leadership's Principles for Civil Dialogue committee's goals when it began its work in May 2011.  Thank you to the tireless SLI volunteers who made a difference in the community and well beyond.  To date, more than 20 civic, business and local organizations have adopted or endorsed the Principles for Civil Dialogue.


In the words of Margaret Mead, "Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have."


City of Scottsdale has Commission and Board positions available!  The most pressing issue is to fill two vacancies on  

Human Relations Commission- currently there are no applicants. There are also openings for the Loss Trust Fund Board , the Airport Advisory Board, and the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. There will be another round of vacancies in October.  This is your chance to get involved and make a difference!  

Scottsdale GP 2014  

Beauty. Style. Charm.  No matter how you think of it, the natural and built features of the community contribute to Scottsdale's allure as a great place to live, work and visit.  What unique characteristics define areas of Scottsdale?  How important are they?  Those are some important questions we would like you to answer! So help the City determine where character areas in Scottsdale should be by marking up a map.  Don't miss your chance to be heard.  Register for one of the workshops TODAY!


Scottsdale Has a New Future: 
Meet Our New City Leaders

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, August 28


Scottsdale Community College Center for Civic 
and Global Engagement Forum: 
K-12 Public Education: Abolish or Embellish? 

 Wednesday, September 25 


 Seniors Mean Business: Tapping the Talent

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 3


Scottsdale Teen Employment Symposium

October 15 & 16


More details on all August/September community events 



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