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 Tokunaga (Director of Community Engagement).

Join us for the Cal-IPGCA Day of Innovation!

“Cal-IPGCA has been a terrific program. It allowed participants to brainstorm, collaborate and come up with innovative resolutions to State’s most challenging problems. It has been a fantastic experience for professional growth. I am particularly grateful to NxtGov for the scholarship it provided which allowed me this amazing experience.” – Bobby Dutta, Analyst with the California Department of Public Health and recipient of the NxtGov scholarship.

Meet Bobby and other government innovators at the Cal-IPGCA Day of Innovation!
When: Thursday, December 6, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: 707 Third Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Cost: FREE!
This event will feature Keynote Speakers, the 2018 “Innovationists” and the teamed Moonshot Projects covering 5 Innovation Priorities.  The day closes with the Cohort 2018 Graduation Ceremony and Awards Reception.


Register Here

Donate to the NxtGov Toy Drive

NxtGov is sponsoring a donation drive for Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento (CRH) to help children in need! Please join us in this cause and in the opportunity to give back to the community.


Donations online go towards children’s activities such as therapy sessions here: – if you do this, please list NxtGov as your organization!


About CRH: Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento has been a refuge for children and youth affected by abuse, neglect and trauma. They are the first line of defense for children and youth who have been removed from their homes.

Data Communication Workshop


When: Monday, December 17th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Where: CDSS – Auditorium, 744 P Street, Sacramento, 95814
Cost:    FREE


Michael Valle from California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSPHD) will share how OSHPD communicates with data.  OSHPD is improving data communication by organizing data products so they are more easily discoverable, formatting data in a way that is easily consumable by people and software, telling stories to give context to the data, and thinking about what the audience for the data to meet their goals. Come and learn more about these innovative uses of data.

Cost is free but space is limited! Register today!


We want to know your training needs and interests!


NxtGov’s Professional Development Committee is working on developing future events and want to hear what topics you are most interested in. As we are a member-driven organization, we would like to build our content and services around what you most need and want.

Are you interested in…
-Learning and applying new professional skills?
-Expanding your professional network?
-Connect with existing resources and trainings?
-Truly connect with middle management?
-Create personal financial plans?
-Speak to upcoming civil service employees?
Complete this short survey to help inform our efforts and improve our services so you benefit!

Take Survey Here
Click here to learn more about NxtGov’s Professional Development Program!


Join us Thursday, December 20th, 5:00 – 7:30 PM at Bottle and Barlow
We had a ton of new faces at the last Happy Hour! Thanks to everybody for bringing your friends. Let’s celebrate all we’ve accomplished in 2018 and what we look forward to in the coming year. Please note we are getting together on the 20th!


November Highlights

Turkey Distribution at Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

NxtGov recently partnered with the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services to distribute turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday! This one-day event helped approximately 4,000 families. Families were given turkeys and other Thanksgiving foods.

CalAggie Alumni Association Networking

NxtGov connected with the CalAggie Alumni Association to host the “Exploring Careers in Public Service” networking event! NxtGov provided recent and existing UCD alums advice regarding public service.

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