Holly Harris, Executive Director
Roughly six weeks ago I joined the Alliance as the Executive Director and I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join the team. This edition of the newsletter celebrates 40 years of Alliance advocacy. I congratulate the Alliance’s founders, donors, members, volunteers, staff, and leaders in reaching this extraordinary milestone!
Our challenge is to ensure the Alliance remains sustainable into the future. To meet this challenge, we will rely on four hall-marks of a sustainable nonprofit.
The Alliance’s programs must be relevant to a diverse and growing audience. We will educate and mobilize an expanding group of people to advocate against the contemporary threats of the nuclear industry and champion Idaho’s efforts to em-brace a clean energy future.
The Alliance must be adaptable. We will change to meet new challenges, relying on the very best of the Alliance’s history as our foundation into the future.
The Alliance’s programs must achieve meaningful impacts for Idaho’s communities, especially as they relate to addressing the adverse impacts of climate change.
The Alliance leadership must provide a clear vision and ensure efficient operations.
Based on these considerations, I am prioritizing the following actions in the next six months:
Launch a new website! Please contact me if you can make a special donation to support the Alliance in this regard (est. $2000).
Solicit feedback to understand what members and donors feel is important and unique about the Alliance and what needs to be improved.
Adopt best management and programmatic practices to ensure Alliance resources are being used in an account-able and efficient manner.
Thank you all for the opportunity to serve as the Alliance’s Executive Director. I am eager to lead the Alliance as it serves as Idaho’s nuclear watchdog and clean energy champion by inspiring, educating, and advocating for and with our fellow Idahoans!
p.s. A little more about me … my family motivated my move to Idaho, as I came to Boise to be a more engaged aunt to my two awesome nephews (humble brag!). For the last 17 plus years, I worked as an environmental and energy litigator. I spent roughly the first half of my career at K&L Gates (formerly Preston Gates & Ellis) in Seattle and the second at Earthjustice in Alaska. I am a die hard sports fan (Go Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs!). And at the end of June, I’ll be running the Spartan race in Boise again with my sister – AROO!