Members of WESTAF’s board of trustees met October 23-24 in Denver. The meeting opened with a dinner at the historic Brown Palace Hotel that all WESTAF staff were invited to attend in order to build and deepen authentic relationships between trustees and staff. The meeting also included a gallery session, a “science fair”-style gathering designed to strengthen trustee and staff connections as we move ahead with our 10-year strategic plan. During the hour-long session, trustees visited six separate tables representing WESTAF’s departments and divisions, where they learned about each team’s work priorities in a fun and friendly way. Another unique element of the October board meeting was an overview and acknowledgement of WESTAF’s Multicultural Advisory Committee’s work over the last 20 years. Committee Chair and board Vice Chair Teniqua Broughton oriented the trustees to several important milestones along WESTAF’s diversity, inclusion, and equity journey. In 2020, the Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) will transition to the Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC) and continue the work of advising WESTAF on how best to align its programs and operations around these important principles.