Wednesday, April 25, 2007 (last Aslan event of the year)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., University Club at ASU Tempe Campus
Jannah Scott, Policy Advisor on Faith and Community Initiatives in the Arizona Governors Office
The buffet lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the program will from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Cost of the luncheon is $10 per person, while the program is free. All university faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to attend this luncheon.
Jannah Scott will speak on emerging collaborative efforts among governmental, educational, community and faith-based organizations to address the serious social needs of our state. Also, she will present information on the upcoming Arizona White House Conference on Faith and Community Initiatives at the Phoenix Convention Center on May 15-16 (see below for more about the conference). Ms. Scott is the policy advisor on Faith and Community Initiatives for Governor Janet Napolitano. An ordained minister, she has served in a variety of capacities with government, faith organizations and the nonprofit community. Prior to her appointment by the Governor in August 2005, Ms. Scott was an associate with the International Foundation in Washington, D.C., the host of the annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast. She also served for seven years as the executive director of the Collaboration for a New Century, supporting the work of faith-based and community organizations in serving needy Arizonans. The Collaboration was part of a four-city project funded by the federal Compassion Capital Fund to provide training and technical assistance to faith-based and community groups in Phoenix. Ms. Scott has a graduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.