City of ​West Linn has created an Emergency Business Assistance Grant program

The City of West Linn has created an Emergency Business Assistance Grant program intended to provide financial assistance to small businesses adversely affected by economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that have not received federal emergency assistance under the federal CARES Act or other federal program for emergency pandemic funding.  A detailed description of the […]


Public Comment to West Linn City Council Concerning WLPD Oversight

April 28, 2020 Dear Mayor Axelrod and City Council Members The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community believes that community input into city governance is a crucial part of the process for change and progressive improvement. Such input strengthens the decision-making process. We are acting in good faith, within this context, by providing public comment […]

Issues News WLAIC

Public Statement: The Case of Mr. Michael Fesser

The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community focuses on promoting equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in West Linn. We were dismayed at the recent revelations of actions that transpired in the case of Mr. Michael Fesser, and the involvement of individual members of the West Linn Police Force. We fully support the announced legal investigations into […]


Intelligent Lives

Intelligent Lives (a film by Dan Habib) will be showing on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Lake Theater 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Tickets are available through WLAIC – contact William House INTELLIGENT LIVES: a powerful documentary inviting us to rethink belonging and inclusivity through the lived experience of 3 young adults. Sponsored by West Linn-Wilsonville Schools, West Linn-Alliance for Inclusive Community, and Lake Oswego Schools, […]


Opinion: Stardust

Iron is commonly thought of only in the context of construction, metallurgy, and industrial manufacturing. However, iron is one of the critical ingredients of life. Humans, animals, and plants all require iron to sustain life. Hemoglobin in the blood of every living human requires iron to function. About 70 percent of our body’s iron exists […]


White Allyship Workshops

The workshops are suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak – They will be rescheduled at a future date West Linn Lutheran Church  (20390 Willamette Dr. West Linn) 6:30 -8:00 pm – Free Admission  The workshop program January 22nd: Knowing Yourself – Learn to understand yourself and what you want to accomplish as an ally. February […]


Equity for LGBTQ students demanded at WLWV School Board meeting

West Linn High School (WLHS) students spoke at the December 2nd WLWV School Board meeting, urging the district to interrupt the current culture of LGBTQ harassment and provide an equitable educational experience for all students regardless of gender orientation. Multiple parents also spoke supporting the students, including State Representative Rachel Prusak.      The voices of students […]


Multi-City Equity Summit

The Multi-City Equity Summit was held on October 19th of 2019. The Summit was held at the Lake Oswego High School and featured notable keynote and closing speakers along with a series of 10 workshops throughout the day. The event was well attended with lots of positive feedback from the participants. The event was covered […]