Founded in 1940, Sacramento ASPA was the nation’s first Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration.

The Chapter has promoted public service and professionalism for over 60 years.

American Society for Public Administration

Sacramento Chapter


Prop. 1 - Up or Down, What Does It Mean for Water to CA and the Region?


Please join Sacramento ASPA and USC State Capital Center on November 18, 2014 for a networking reception and expert panel discussion that will explore the policy and administration issues that will result from Proposition 1 passing. 

  • 5:30 - Networking Reception and Refreshments
  • 6:00-7:30 - Expert Panel


Panelists include:

  • Joe Karkoski, MPPA, Supervising Water Resources Control Engineer for California Regional Water Control Board and Part-time CSUS Faculty
  • John Kirlin, Ph.D., Consultant and former Executive Director of the Delta Vision Foundation
  • John Woodling, M.S., Executive Director for Regional Water Authority
  • Sue Sims, Executive Director, California Water Commission
  • Moderator: Lisa Beutler, California Water Plan Executive Facilitator and ASPA Sacramento Vice President


The panel will have a dialogue on several questions, including:

  • What is the current state of water quality, supply, and infrastructure in California?
  • What policy implications do the results of vote on Proposition 1 have on California and the region?
  • What should local communities do to prepare for bond program implementation, if Proposition 1 passes?        



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