COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

The lawyers at Saalfeld Griggs are committed to community involvement. In 1999, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the firm for its deep involvement with the community when it name Saalfeld Griggs as “Salem Business of the Year.” Firm members have served as presidents of the Salem Library Foundation, local Rotary Clubs, the Boys & Girls’ Club, Family Building Blocks, the Salem Art Association, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, and A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village. Kris Gorsuch received the Willard Marshall Special Citizen Award in 1997 for his voluntary service to the City of Salem. Jim Griggs received the Salem First Citizen Award in 2007 for his extensive community involvement. Virtually every member of the firm serves on one or more boards of charitable and nonprofit organizations.

EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Bob Saalfeld

  • Salem Area Chamber of Commerce  Past member of Board of Directors | Past President
  • Salem Public Library Foundation  Past member of Board of Directors
  • Blanchet Catholic School  Board Member

Jim Griggs

  • Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties  Member of Board of Directors, 1992-present | President of Board of Directors, 2002 | National Service to Youth Award February, 2002
  • Salem Art Association  Member of Board of Directors | President of Board of Directors | Co-Chair of Art Festival
  • Salem-Keizer School District  Member School Boundary Committee
  • Chemeketa Community College Foundation  Member of Board of Trustees | President of Board of Trustees
  • Chamber of Commerce  Member of Leadership Council, 2000 – present
  • Concerned Businesses  Member and President
  • City of Salem Budget Committee  Member of Budget Committee, 1998-2001 | President of Budget Committee, 2000
  • City of Salem Revenue Task Force  Member of Task Force, 1999-2000
  • City of Salem Aquatics Task Force  Member of Task Force, 2002
  • Salem Hospital Foundation  Member of Board of Directors, 2005-present | President of Board of Directors, 2007-2008

Doug Alexander

  • Mission Mill Museum  Member of Board of Directors
  • A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village  Member of Board of Directors | President of Board of Directors
  • Network of Leading Law Firms  Advisory Board Member | Advisory Board Chairman
  • Oregon State Bar Law Section  Executive Committee Member, 1988-1991 | Chairman, 1991-1992

Hunter Emerick

  • Salem Art Association  Member of Board of Directors (1989-1995) | President of Board of Directors (1995) | Co-Chair of Art Festival (1994-1995)
  • Marion County Bar Association  Member of Board of Directors (1992-1995) | President of Board of Directors (1995)
  • Saxon Foundation  Member of Board of Directors (1998-2000)
  • Boys & Girls Club  Coach (1992-1994) | Football Coach (2001)
  • SKYBall  Basketball Coach (1996-2001)
  • South Salem High School  Athletic Boosters, President (2004-2005)

Randy Cook

  • Willamette Valley Hospice  Member of Board of Directors (1998-2002)
  • Mother Oaks Child  Member of Board of Directors (1996-1998)
  • South Salem Rotary Club  Member of Board of Directors (1994-2012) | Past President

Randy Sutton

  • Salem Art Association Foundation  Board of Directors, Member (2003-present)
  • Salem Human Resource Management Association (an affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management)  Legislative Affairs Director (2000-2007) | Chapter President (2002)
  • SHRM Oregon State Council  State Legislative Affairs Director (2000-2007)
  • Enterprise for Employment & Education  Board of Directors (2006)

Mark Shipman

  • SEDCOR  Member of Board of Directors | Chair – Government Affairs Committee
  • City of Salem  Chair – Downtown Advisory Board

Wayne Kinkade

  • Oregon State Bar Business Law Section  Member, Executive Committee (1998-2002)
  • Marion County Bar Association  Associate Editor – MBCA Bulletin (1995-2000)
  • Salem Art Association  Volunteer
  • Willamette Valley Hospice  Board of Directors (2004-present) | President of the Board of Directors (2007-2008)

Erich Paetsch

  • Salem Art Association  Board of Directors, Member (2003-present) | Executive Committee, Member (2004-present) | Board President (2006-2007)
  • Salem Art Association Endowment Foundation  Board of Directors, Member (2007-Present)
  • Salmon in the City  Steering Committee, Member (2005)

Caleb Williams

  • American Red Cross – Willamette Chapter  Member, Board of Directors
  • Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division  Member, Law School Outreach Subcommittee

Shannon Raye Martinez

  • A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village  Board of Directors, Member

Alan Sorem

  • No Meth Executive Committee  Member
  • No Meth Identity Theft Task Force  Chairman