Year Community Panel was Established
The Ferndale refinery Community Leaders Forum has approximately 40 members including neighbors, refinery annuitants, public school superintendents, local college and university presidents, public safety officials, executive directors of local non-profits and environmental organizations and local, county, state and federal elected officials and staff. The average meeting attendance is 30, which includes members of the refinery’s leadership team.
The Phillips 66 Ferndale refinery launched its Community Leaders Forum in December 2007 as another way to reach out to stakeholders and engage members of our local community. Quarterly breakfast meetings include formal presentations, informal discussions and time to network. This format gives refinery leadership an opportunity to share information and answer questions about our business and community activities. The forum also offers leaders an opportunity to discuss timely community issues and concerns.
Members of the Forum suggest featured speakers. Past speakers have included: the chief economist of Washington State; Suzan DelBene, Congresswoman for Washington’s 1st congressional district; Rick Larsen, Congressman for Washington’s 2nd congressional district representative Rick Larsen; the director of the Washington State Department of Commerce; the chief operating officer of Whatcom County United Way; the president of Bellingham Technical College; and the superintendents of two local school districts.
Four meetings are held each year