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About ASPA Sacramento

The Sacramento Chapter (ASPA Sacramento) was founded in 1940. ASPA Sacramento's activities include the annual public service reception, educational programs where speakers and panels discuss timely public administration issues, civic service outreach events, publication of a newsletter, and an annual awards dinner. Since 1982, ASPA Sacramento has recognized outstanding local public administrators, professors and students through its awards program.

ASPA Sacramento Leadership meets monthly September through June.  Guests are welcome to attend. For more information please contact


Your Sacramento ASPA Chapter is led by a dedicated group of volunteers. 

The 2016-2017 board includes:

Chapter President

Randi Kay Stephens, Institute for Local Government

Immediate Past President

Geoff McLennan, Department of General Services

Vice President

Lisa Beutler, MWH Americas


Carolyn Borden, Business Advantage Consulting


Juliet Lee, University of Southern California

Executive Council

Sergio Aguilar, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Sara Amin, California Department of Justice

Jonathan Bernstein, Agriculture Labor Relations Board

Angela Dotson, University of San Francisco

Phillip Escamilla, William Jessup University

Kris Escarda, California Department of Toxic Substances

Tera Hannah, Northern California World Trade Center

Troy Holt, City of Rancho Cordova

Silvia Rodriguez, California Department of State Hospitals

Vidhu Shekhar, KPMG 

Members Emeritus

Dr. Chester A. Newland

Richard E. Hill

ASPA National - District V Representatives
Galia Cohen, University of Texas at Dallas

Dovie Dawson, Ashford University
James Nordin, Public Management Solutions