With well over 30 years of experience in Association Management, Azizza Davis Goines has established herself as an influential leader and dedicated business partner in the City of Sacramento and beyond. For the last 15 years, as the President/CEO of the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Director of its Foundation, Azizza has developed and helped strengthen partnerships in the Sacramento Region and throughout the state of California always with the mission of creating equity for our underrepresented communities. With a focus on fortifying the economic base of small businesses and microenterprises, Azizza’s community participation and integration through goal oriented partnerships has served her and Sacramento well.
As a 31 year resident of Sacramento, Azizza has actively participated in projects that directly affect healthcare, social justice, education and economic development. Azizza’s efforts in business, healthcare and social justice around the city of Sacramento and throughout the state of California has led to a well-earned reputation with local business owners, peers throughout the nonprofit world, and local, state and national political leaders.
Her work extends beyond the state’s borders as a regular participant in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference Convention in Washington D.C. where she brings to light issues that can improve and provide sustainability in her city and state and across international borders through her visits and work in Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Turkey and Cuba, where she identifies opportunities for trade, investment, education, healthcare and agriculture.
In her “spare time” she sits on the board of the Steinberg Institute and continues her work in providing palliative care as a hospice volunteer and is committed to the work of the American Leadership Forum (ALF) whose mission is to Unite, Strengthen and Serve. She was recently appointed to the board of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.