Evergreen Chapter of the ASPA

Events


Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

Meet National ASPA President Paul Danczyk

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Please join the Evergreen Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration as we welcome National ASPA President Paul Danczyk for a reception from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 in the Panorama Center at the Pacific Tower in Seattle, 1200 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.

Dean Sandra O. Archibald of the Evans School for Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington will provide a special introduction to the event.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This is a free event and open to all interested members of the public.

To RSVP, please click here.

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Seattle City Club's Annual Benefit: Civility & Security

From the Seattle City Club Website:

Your attendance and generosity at Seattle CityClub’s Annual Benefit – our only fundraising event of the year – provides critical funding to drive our mission. When you take part in the Benefit, you enable us to inform and engage people across our region in the most important civic issues facing our city, state and nation.

This year, our keynote speaker on the topic of Civility and Security will be former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. As Secretary and previously as General Counsel of the Defense Department, Johnson was a major player in key priorities of the Obama Administration and is considered one of the legal architects of the U.S. military's current counter terrorism policies.

Tickets are $75 each. We will also make a request at the event asking each guest to consider a gift of $250 or more. Your attendance and donation of any amount will go a long way in supporting CityClub’s civic engagement mission and the many different programs we offer to engage people in civic affairs.

Featuring

Jeh Johnson is an American lawyer and former government official who served as the fourth United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017. He previously was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 during the first years of the Obama Administration. As General Counsel of the Defense Department, Johnson was a major player in certain key priorities of the Obama Administration, and is considered one of the legal architects of the U.S. military's current counterterrorism policies.

Additional Guests TBA

Moderator

Joni Balter is a multi-media journalist and lecturer who has taught in the communication departments at Seattle University and the University of Washington. She is also an analyst and regular guest on the NPR-affiliate KUOW, particularly its highly popular “Week in Review” show.

About Our Annual Benefit

Seattle CityClub’s Benefit is our only annual fundraising event, supporting our mission to inform and engage residents with community leaders and providing programs that bridge politics, sectors and generations.

https://seattlecityclub.org/event/civility-security-seattle-cityclubs-annual-benefit/?event_date=2019-06-18

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May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Seattle City Club: Civic Bootcamp: Civil RIghts

From the Seattle City Club Website:

Discover How Civil Rights History Has Shaped the Present

Learn about and explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District. Learn how that legacy continues to this day with issues like gentrification. Gain the knowledge and tools needed to take action in the community and protect the future of civil rights.

Pricing

  • $250 - Single ticket (includes light breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch)

  • To encourage connections across political, cultural and economic boundaries, Seattle CityClub provides scholarships for up to 20% of the participants in each Civic Boot Camp session. Apply today!

  • For group pricing contact Program Coordinator Jeff Carter at jcarter@seattlecityclub.org or 206.682.7395 x 106.

What You'll Do

  • Listen to presentations about Seattle's Black Panther movement during the civil rights era.

  • Walking tour highlighting historic landmarks such at Mt Zion Baptist Church, local services and current projects, like the Liberty Bank Property and Midtown Center Development.

  • Participate in discussions with local leaders about current civil rights issues in the Central District and Seattle.

  • Attend workshops amd group discussions on current civil rights advocacy and activism and how to get involved.

You'll Hear From

  • Elmer Dixon, Founder of the Black Panther party of Seattle

  • Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club

  • Rev. Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte, Mt Zion Baptist Church

  • Marquita Prinzing, Center for Racial Equity, Seattle Education Association

  • Andrea Caupain, Executive Director, Byrd Barr Place

  • Walter Zisette, Capitol Hill Housing

  • Marquita Prinzing, Center for Racial Equity, Seattle Education Association

  • Devin Cabanilla, Board Secretary, Filipino American National Historical Society (Seattle Chapter)

  • Donte Felder, Teacher, Orcas K-8

  • Sharon Williams, Executive Director, Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas

About Civic Boot Camp

Civic Boot Camp is an immersive, full-day program designed to give participants the tools to take action in the community. You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with local leaders

  • Network with professionals from all sectors

  • Learn about our region's history

  • Learn about local solutions

  • Take action towards increasing the civic health of the region

https://seattlecityclub.org/event/civic-boot-camp-civil-rights/?event_date=2019-05-24


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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Third Annual Masters of Public Administration Symposium

Third Annual Masters of Public Administration Symposium
The Evergreen State College

Protecting Our Assets Serving the Public with Resource Scarcity: An Opportunity?

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday May 18, 2019

Olympia Community Center
222 Columbia Street NW Olympia, Washington 98501

Co-Chairpersons: Eric S Trevan, PhD Lachezar (Lucky) Anguelov, PhD

Emcee: Larry Seaquist, Retired, WA State House of Representatives

Schedule

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: Larry Seaquist, Retired, WA State House of Representatives Doreen Swetkis, PhD

9:20 a.m. ASPA Today

9:30 a.m. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Past, Present, Future

Panelist: John Doan-City of Tumwater City Manager

Panelist: Kaarin Roe-State of Washington Department of Commerce

Panelist: Anna Schlecht, MPA-Community Service Program Manager, City of Olympia

Panelist: Thomas Webster, Housing and Community Renewal, Thurston County

11:00am Break

11:15 a.m. Public Service During Times of Resource Scarcity

Panelist-Ben Brunjes, PhD – Assistant Professor Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

Panelist-Cheryle Broom-Former ASPA National President and/or King County Auditor, Retired

Panelist-Chuck Wallace – Washington State ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator (EEW)

Panelist-Tricia Diamond – Program Manager, Airport Division, King County

Panelist-Mindie Reule- Philanthropic Services and Programs Director, Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

12:30 Lunch

2:00 p.m. Honoring Native American Philanthropy

Moderator: Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, JD- Vice President of Indigenous Arts and Education

Panelist: Marilyn Sheldon, Director-Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions

Panelist: Lisa Miles, Chief Executive Lucky Eagle Casino- Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Panelist: Reuben Roqueñi, Program Director-Native Arts and Culture Foundation

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks: Eric S Trevan, PhD Lachezar (Lucky) Anguelov, PhD

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May
3
to May 4

Crosscut Festival: Big Issues & Bold Ideas

The Crosscut Festival:

Journalists, politicians, authors, and newsmakers from our community and across the nation come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.

Speakers include:

Friday:

  • Janet Napolitano - Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama

  • David Plotz (moderator) - CEO of Atlas Obscura and Host, Slate's Political Gabfest

Saturday:

  • Valerie Jarrett - Senior Advisor to Barack Obama

  • Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks, Athlete, Activist & Humanitarian

  • Macklemore - Artist & Activist

  • Christine T. Whitman - EPA Administrator under George W. Bush and NJ Governor

  • Jeff Merkley - US Senator from Oregon

  • Bob Ferguson - WA State Attorney General

  • Pramila Jayapal - US Congresswoman

  • Philip Rucker - White House Bureau Chief, Washington Post

  • Emily Bazelon - New York Times Magazine & Host, Slate's Political Gabfest

  • DeRay McKesson - Host, Pod Save the People

  • Kshama Sawant - Seattle City Council Member

...and many additional speakers from The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Daily Beast, Yes!, Slate and more!

Sessions will include programming in tracks including Keynote, Race & Social Justice, Politics, Business, Science & the Environment, Interactive Workshops plus food, drinks and social events. Visit the festival website for more information on speakers, sponsors, schedules, etc...

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Seattle City Club: Civic Cocktail - Seattle: Dying or Trying...and Changing

From the Seattle City Club website:

Presented in partnership with Seattle Channel

Seattle: Dying or Trying… and Changing brings together insights from journalists, commentators and city officials to respond to the recent KOMO-TV documentary, Seattle Is Dying. KOMO News Director Bill Dallman and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes join host Joni Balter to continue the conversations the documentary has ignited on homelessness, drug addiction, mental health and crime. (Additional panelists TBA.)

Popular KUOW radio personalities Bill Radke, host of Week in Review, and Luke Burbank, host of the podcast Too Beautiful to Live, will follow to discuss the many recent changes in Seattle and our region that have altered our business, social and political landscape.

Limited tickets available at the door; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at the door are $30.

https://seattlecityclub.org/event/civic-cocktail-may-1/?event_date=2019-05-01

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Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Big Tech and Corporate Responsibility: Microsoft President Brad Smith at Seattle University

Seattle University is pleased to welcome Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, for a conversation about corporate social responsibility. Seattle University's Larry Hubbell and Joni Balter will facilitate the discussion related to:

  • Microsoft’s $500 million pledge to address homelessness and develop affordable housing across Puget Sound

  • Privacy, regulation, and ethical guidelines for Big Tech

  • Responsibility of corporations to their communities

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Big Tech and elections

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Seattle University's Institute of Public Service in the College of Arts and Sciences. Learn more here.

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Managing Your Leadership Career Path

  • Seattle University- Admissions & Alumni Building, Stuart. T Rolfe Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us for an engaging discussion on what it takes to move into leadership. The presentation will cover: 

- The different roles of supervisor, manager, and executive, 
- How to tell whether moving up is right for you, and 
- What kind of experience will prepare you for the next step

About our Presenter
Mark Sullivan is planning and strategy consultant, and advisor on workforce development policy. He previously oversaw workforce planning for the State of Washington, and has held leadership roles in human resources, diversity, and performance management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Evergreen State College, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government with a focus on leadership studies.

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West Capitol Campus Botanical Tour
Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

West Capitol Campus Botanical Tour

Please join the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Evergreen Chapter in Olympia on Saturday, October 14, at 10:30am for a historical botanical tour of the Washington State West Capitol Campus. This is a great opportunity to both meet your fellow ASPA Evergreen Chapter members and learn a bit about Washington State history!

The tour is limited to 25 people, so RSVP quick!

About the Tour

Participants will learn about the Olmsted Brothers' original vision for the Washington State Capitol’s West Capitol Campus, how a historic landscape is managed, and the campus’ unique trees.

The tour starts promptly at 10:30 am at the Flag Circle by the Capitol Steps.

About our Host

Brent Chapman is the horticulturalist for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, where he is responsible for the Capitol Campus’ plant collections. He has a Ph.D. in environmental horticulture and spent most of his career training future horticulturists and landscape managers. One of the highlights of his current position is being able to share the history of the Capitol Campus plants as well as insights on how they are managed to ensure public safety and enjoyment.

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Public Service Recognition Awards Ceremony and Reception
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

Public Service Recognition Awards Ceremony and Reception

  • Capitol Grounds Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Evergreen Chapter of the America Society for Public Administration is pleased to host our Public Service Recognition Awards Reception and Program on May 2, 2017. Please join us to celebrate public service, promote the field of public administration, and recognize the chapter’s honorees from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion on the Capitol Campus of Olympia, Washington.

The Evergreen Chapter is offering this event at no charge, however everyone must register and have a photo I.D. to enter the Mansion grounds.

Parking will be available in the Mansion Parking Lot. There is an approximate 2-3 minute walk up the driveway after showing photo I.D. to troopers at the WA State Patrol Guard House. The Mansion has limited parking spaces for people with disabilities, and arrangements can be made for cars to drive up to the Mansion for drop-off and pick-up. Please let us know during your registration of any accommodations necessary.

 

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Seattle City Club Civic Boot Camps: Livable Neighborhoods
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Seattle City Club Civic Boot Camps: Livable Neighborhoods

Created in 2015, Livable Neighborhoods Civic Boot Camp addresses Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhoods. We explore green space, food access, historical and cultural preservation, transit and walkability, and housing and development. The focus is on Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood, Cascade-South Lake Union, and tackles issues of change in the area's economy, demographics, ecology and culture. The day includes historical tours, networking and individual action planning. Civic Boot Camp activities include: A tour of neighborhood historical sites An introduction to civic life in the…

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Seattle City Club Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Seattle City Club Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods

Created in 2015, Livable Neighborhoods Civic Boot Camp addresses Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhoods. We explore green space, food access, historical and cultural preservation, transit and walkability, and housing and development. The focus is on Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood, Cascade-South Lake Union, and tackles issues of change in the area's economy, demographics, ecology and culture. The day includes historical tours, networking and individual action planning. Civic Boot Camp activities include: A tour of neighborhood historical sites An introduction to civic life in the…

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FASTER, BIGGER, BETTER
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

FASTER, BIGGER, BETTER

  • PSU College or Urban and Public Affairs, Parsons Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Using Collaboration to Solve Public Issues Free and open to the public - Appetizers and refreshments will be served Today’s public administrator is faced with addressing increasingly complex public issues with steadily diminishing resources. Success requires the ability to work together with other public agencies and others sectors—including business, civic, philanthropic, and nonprofits—to get things done in a way that yields results faster, bigger, and better. This workshop will provide participants with a framework for collaborative problem solving and specific…

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