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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 2018-2019 board includes:

Chapter President

Juliet Lee, University of Southern California

Immediate Past President

Randi Kay Stephens, Institute for Local Government

Vice President

Sara Amin, California Department of Justice


Sergio Aguilar, California Department of Finance


Xanthi Pinkerton, Elk Grove Unified School District

Executive Council

Kate Adams, Sacramento Valley Hi Tech Crimes Task Force 

Jonathan Bernstein, Department of General Services

Lisa Beutler, MWH Americas

Keith Bolte, William Jessup University

Carolyn Borden, CGI

Erik Johnson, Sacramento Area Council of Governments

Eli Owen, California Office of Emergency Services

Silvia Rodriguez, California Department of State Hospitals

Vidhu Shekhar, KPMG 

Members Emeritus

Dr. Chester A. Newland

Richard E. Hill

Geoff McLennan

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

James Nordin, Public Management Solutions

​Scena Webb, Indiana Wesleyan University