American Society for Public Administration

Sacramento Chapter

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Elizabeth Hill Public Official of the Year

• Community Service

• Grantland Johnson Government Innovation

• Intergovernmental Cooperation

• Chester Newland Academic Excellence

• Rising Star

• Ross Clayton Lifetime Distinguished Public Service

Award Criteria:

Public Official of the Year - Presented to a non-elected professional administrator who has consistently demonstrated excellence in public management over a sustained period of time.

Community Service - Presented to an individual or organization for sustained leadership in addressing public policy issues or improving life in the Sacramento region.

Government Innovation - Presented to an individual or organization that has implemented a new program, policy, or solution that has made a significant improvement in public service delivery or performance.

Intergovernmental Cooperation - Presented to an individual or organization that has developed and delivered a program or policy between different levels of government resulting in greater effectiveness.

Academic Excellence - Presented to a local college student, teacher, administrator, or organization that has demonstrated scholarship and leadership in public administration or a closely related field of study, or that has made a noteworthy contribution to the education of public administrators.

Rising Star - Presented to a public professional, teacher, or researcher thirty-five years of age or younger who has made significant contributions to good government in the Sacramento region.

Lifetime Distinguished Public Service - Presented to an individual for especially meritorious service to the field of public administration over the course of a lifetime.

Sacramento ASPA Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Awards Program for the following categories:


January 21: City and County Executives to Discuss Hot Issues, Challenges and Changes in Public Administration


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The American Society for Public Administration, Sacramento Chapter, invites you to attend a panel discussion of “hands on” public administrators talking about their jobs, “hot” issues, current challenges, and changes on the horizon.  The panelists will be:


  • John F. Shirey, Sacramento City Manager

  • Laura S. Gill, Elk Grove City Manager

  • Rob Leonard, Chief Deputy County Executive, Sacramento County

  • Henry Tingle, Citrus Heights City Manager


The program format will be questions and answers, with plenty of interaction among the moderator, audience, and panelists.This is your chance to learn from public managers on the front lines.


Thursday, January 21, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
USC State Capital Center
1800 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Everyone Welcome!
Refreshments Provided


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Have a question about this event? Contact Richard Hill

Our 2015 Sacramento ASPA Public Service Exemplars Share Personal Stories on Why They Chose Public Service and Advice for Newer Professionals

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

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