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Paths to Public Service featuring Jose Manuel Ayon

Paths to Public Service featuring Jose Manuel Ayon

Name: Jose Manuel Ayon Job Title: Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) at the California Department of Veterans Affairs Recommended Reading: On Leadership by John W. Gardner What was your path into public service? I majored in Political Science as an undergrad at UC Berkeley with the clear intention of one day returning to Sacramento to …

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Paths to Public Service featuring Danielle Metzinger

Paths to Public Service featuring Danielle Metzinger

Name: Danielle Metzinger Job Title: Strategic Goal Program Manager (Civil service classification: Staff Services Manager I Specialist) at the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) Recommended Reading: We Don’t Make Widgets by Ken Miller Spirit Animal: Hummingbird Song stuck in your head right now: “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande Danielle Metzinger is a Strategic Goal …

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Celebrating 2 years – from an idea to a community

Celebrating 2 years – from an idea to a community

  The Beginning In 2014, the *California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) launched an initiative to revamp the way the State hires, trains, retains, and develops its workforce. The Civil Service Improvement (CSI) Initiative was a bold, but honest attempt at revamping bureaucracy to bring it into modern times. Acknowledging this effort required new ways of …

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NxtGov Millennials in Public Service

NxtGov Millennials in Public Service

  NxtGov would like to thank Innovative Pathways to Public Service for its support and collaboration. Innovative Pathways to Public Service works across sectors to bring the next generation into meaningful careers at all levels of government. Their vision is for the public sector to become a destination employer, attracting a more diverse and younger …

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Become a Change Agent in your Organization – Encourage innovation through collaboration.

Become a Change Agent in your Organization – Encourage innovation through collaboration.

By Randi Hanks, Communications Specialist at NxtGov Published on January 14, 2019 What is a change agent? A change agent is a person within an organization who strategically encourages and promotes positive transformation through innovation and collaboration with others.   All too often, marketing and leadership teams place the term innovation into a mission statement …

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Why Ongoing Partnerships with Local Organizations Matter

Why Ongoing Partnerships with Local Organizations Matter

On December 19, NxtGov organized a volunteer event at the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS) clothing donation center. This was our third recurring event at the clothing donation center since we committed to an ongoing partnership of volunteering every other month.   I feel so fortunate to be able to give back to …

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Give Back + Learn with NxtGov

Give Back + Learn with NxtGov

  Welcome our newly elected Executive Team! Our newly elected NxtGov Executive Team is already hitting the ground running to take NxtGov to the next level! Learn more about our election results. Danielle Metzinger (Deputy Director), Carlos Aguilera (External Communications and Digital), Sharzad Najarzadeh (Member Liaison), Craig Castleton (Ambassador Program Director). Bottom row, left to right: Tonia Burgess (Director of Professional Development), Seth Yund (Director of Recruitment), Meagan …

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November 2018

November 2018

  Happy November!  Mid-Term Elections, NxtGov Executive Team Elections, Video Series, NxtGov Training Improvements, Mock Climate Negotiations, Thanksgiving and more… Opportunities to Get Involved Vote for your NxtGov Executive Team Candidates now! And RSVP for this Friday’s Election Event today! When: Friday, November 9th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Where: Sacramento City Hall NxtGov is hosting elections for …

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Vote: A Message and an Invitation

Vote: A Message and an Invitation

*updated 11/8/18 We are a nonpartisan organization, but we recognize the opportunity of engaging in the process of electing leaders that reflect our values. Election Day brought a significant increase in civic engagement in most of the country. NxtGov is hosting our Election Event this Friday November 9th. This smaller, but significant election represents our …

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NxtGov Ballot, RSVP For Election Event, Updates

NxtGov Ballot, RSVP For Election Event, Updates

    RSVP For Election Event and/or Vote Now! We are hosting an in person election event with special guests and light appetizers. All of our partners, sponsors, and members are invited. Friday November 9th 5:00-7:00pm Sacramento City Hall Agenda 5:00 Check-in and Mingle with appetizers 5:30 Welcome- Angelica Quirarte, Founder & Exec. Director of NxtGov …

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