Message from Our New Chair, Alexis Fitzpatrick

Alexis Fitzpatrick

I am extremely honored and proud to be Metro EDGE’s 2011 Chair. As a Metro Chamber program, EDGE represents the new generation of business leaders – dedicated to making Sacramento shine as a great community to work and play. I am incredibly excited to be a part of such a dynamic program with all of you.

Last year, I had the opportunity to sit on the Philanthropy committee as Co Chair. Through the Philanthropy committee, I was able to fully embrace the opportunities that EDGE had to offer me both personally and professionally. This year, as Chair, I have even greater opportunity to give and get through this wonderful program. I plan to spend this year committed to providing you with the resources and pathways to success. I encourage you to join me as advocates for EDGE and our vision of making the Sacramento Region a National destination.

With a new year comes new challenges and I have been focusing my attention on ours. We should all be aware of the issues we face literally at the core of our city – Sacramento’s downtown core must be revitalized. We know that if an arena is not built soon in the downtown area, we risk losing our professional sports team and also the battle of making Sacramento the great city we know it can be. With that being said, we have several things in the bag – Sacramento is a hub for political movement and the clean/green industry. We also have great local restaurants, farmers markets and Second Saturday festivities. To succeed in our goals we must continue to support our city by supporting our local restaurants, events and retailers – I know, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

It’s up to us, the young leaders of our City, to be the voice and movement of change. I am dedicated and up to the challenge to make Sacramento a national destination known for providing a home full of life, fun, great work and fantastic play. I’m also here to provide you with the opportunities you need to network, become educated, mix with the Sacramento region’s decision makers, and provide an outlet to be heard, to advocate, and to promote a better living.

How can EDGE be the change? Collectively we are EDGE and we need you to be right there with us. I encourage you to sign up for boards you’re passionate about, rally for what you think is important, capitalize on what Sacramento has to offer and challenge yourself to be heard.  The 2011 calendar of events and opportunities has been rolled out and there is great opportunity for all of the above.  I look forward to the 2011 year and the ability to meet each and every one of you.

Alexis Fitzpatrick