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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 2021-2022 board includes:

Chapter President

Seraephina Tarriela, Nyman Turkish PC

Vice President

Brandon Fore, CA Dept of Water Resources


Sergio Aguilar, CA Dept of Finance


Richard Hill, State of California (retired) 

Immediate Past President
Jeanelle Gottlob, City of Sacramento

Executive Council

​Sara Amin, CA Dept of Justice

Ryan Arba, CA Public Utilities Commission

Lisa Beutler, Stantec

Zachary Kihm, LSS of Northern CA

Juliet Lee, University of Southern California

Sara Mcclellan, California State University, Sacramento

Meghan McKelvey, League of CA Cities

JaConya Merchant Jones, CA County Superintendents Educational Service Assoc.

Jeffrey Mrizek, CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Catalina Munoz, Franchise Tax Board ​

Randi Kay Stephens, Institute for Local Government
Waringa Esther Waitiki, State of California

Members Emeritus

Dr. Chester A. Newland

Geoff McLennan

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

Rex Facer, Brigham Young University

​Aziza Aemrani, University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley