SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Checkered Flag Run Foundation (CFRF), Nielsen and Thurgood Marshall College Fund host The Bridge Forum Scottsdale, TheBridgeForum.com, Mon., Jan. 23, the fourth forum that unifies police and communities in dialogue to improve relationships and build a bridge of understanding, trust and safety.
Scottsdale Mayor W.J. 'Jim' Lane hosts the forum. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, five area mayors, tribal leaders, educators, business leaders, professional sports teams and everyday citizens attend. Former Arizona Democratic House Leader Art Hamilton moderates the signature general session police chief panel.
Said Mayor Lane: "We've seen significant leadership gather for The Bridge Forum in Phoenix over the last two years and believed strongly that Scottsdale could contribute and further the conversation by hosting a third forum here in Arizona. We are pleased and honored to do so."
Phoenix-based CFRF founded The Bridge Forum and Scottsdale is the fourth, following two in Phoenix, and one in Louisville last October.
In addition to the forum's signature general session police chief panel presentation, breakout sessions focus on topics such as multicultural awareness, conflict management and media relations, and with a pre-forum survey yield data captured in a subsequent e-book.
Featured police chief panelists:
- Chief Alan G. Rodbell, Scottsdale;
- Chief Roy W. Minter, Peoria;
- Chief Karl Auerbach, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community;
- Chief Sylvia Moir, Tempe;
- Chief Jeri Williams, Phoenix; and
- Interim Chief Michael Dvork, Mesa.
Alan 'AP' Powell, Founding Chairman, Checkered Flag Run Foundation, which created The Bridge Forum, said: "We thank Nielsen and Thurgood Marshall College Fund and program sponsors for support. The Bridge Forum is perhaps the most profound effort of CFRF because it's critical that communities and police continue the journey toward understanding and respect."
The Bridge Forum is invitation-only. News organizations must apply for credentials by 5pm Thurs., Jan. 19, at www.TheBridgeForum.com. Click on "Register" and complete form at bottom.
About Checkered Flag Run Foundation ("CFRF"). Founded by U.S. Army Desert Storm veteran Alan "AP" Powell, CRFR's mission provides diverse educational programs that impact students and veterans. Access to quality educational opportunities ensures the investment in every student and veteran to cross the "finish line." For more information, visit www.cfrf.org.
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SOURCE Checkered Flag Run Foundation