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

WhereSacramento City Hall

NxtGov is hosting elections for our Executive Team roles, it’s time to vote! The ballots were sent out via email in October but if you need to refresh your memory as to who is running, check out out the candidate profiles on now!

Join us this Friday, November 9th, at Sacramento City Hall where we will be hosting the election event with light appetizers.

RSVP Here!

*You must be a subscribed NxtGov member to be eligible to vote.
*Online votes count for 1 point and in person votes at the election event count for 10 points
*You can only vote for one candidate per position
*You can only vote once

We want to know your training needs and interest!!
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!
CAL-IPGCA Day of Innovation Event
When: Thursday, December 6, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: 707 Third Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605
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
Casting Call! Star in a Video Series
When: Wednesday, November 14th

Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St, Sacramento, CA 95816
NxtGov is partnering with Innovative Pathways to Public Service and we are doing a casting call for public servants who want to appear in short videos talking about their experience in public service!

This includes all our members in local governments and special districts and municipalities such as SMUD. The video series is part of a regional effort that is looking to increase recruitment and retention into public sector jobs.

We are looking for genuine, enthusiastic, and diverse faces. Ideal candidates should have worked in public service between 1 to 5 years and represent various types of jobs in government, from analysts, to scientists and more.

Check out this info sheet for more details and to select a time to participate. Please sign up for a time slot by November 10!

Contact us if you have any questions!

Immigration – Department of Social Services Exchange Series
When: Monday, November 19th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

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

Marcela Ruiz is the Chief of our Immigration and Refugees Programs Branch within the Family Engagement and Empowerment Division. Over the past few years, our funding for Immigration programs has grown from zero, to $75 million per year.

Marcela will talk about these programs and the impacts they’re having; different categories of immigrants, including asylees, refugees, T- and U-visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and unaccompanied undocumented minors; and talk about important recent events affecting immigrants, including family separation policies, detention and releases, refugee and parolee releases, and proposed federal regulatory changes to family separations and the definition of a “public charge” when it comes to the use of public benefits and services programs.

Cost is free but space is limited! Register today!

Data Communication – Department of Social Services Exchange Series
When: Monday, December 17th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Where: CDSS – Auditorium, 744 P Street, Sacramento, 95814
Michael Valle from California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSPHD), a sister department to DSS, 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!

Happy Hour
When: Thursday, November 29th, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

WhereBottle and Barlow
We had a ton of new faces at the last Happy Hour! Thanks to everybody for bringing your friends. Join us at the November Happy Hour! This will be your chance to meet new friends and chat with the new NxtGov Exec team!

Community Engagement
NxtGov + Asian Pacific State Employees Association (APSEA)’s 5K run
On October 27, NxtGov joined members of Asian Pacific State Employees Association (APSEA) for the 15th annual charity 5K “Run for a Safe Haven” benefiting My Sister’s House. Click the link below to learn more about NxtGov’s awesome Community Engagement Program!

Click here to learn more about NxtGov’s Community Engagement Program!

NxtGov Community Engagement Monthly Meet Up
When: Thursday, November 9th,  6:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Old Soul Capitol Mall, 555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento 95814

Join us as we plan our November event and discussing any additional engagements we should do for the holidays. See you there!

Click here to learn more about NxtGov’s Community Engagement Program

Professional Development
Climate Change Negotiations Game Night
This weekend, NxtGovs’ Professional Development team facilitated an excellent, engaging, and educational ‘game night’ where we had the opportunity to mock international negotiations about a very timely topic – climate change. We had a great turnout and a fun opportunity to meet new people. We can’t wait for more events like this in the future and hope to see you there!

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

When: Wednesday, November 14th,  6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Kupros Craft House, 1217 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Join us as we plan our November event and discussing any additional engagements we should do for the holidays. See you there!

Click here to learn more about NxtGov’s Recruitment Program!

NxtGov is Thankful for You!

From everybody here at NxtGov, we would like to thank you for participating, engaging, innovating, and supporting our mission.  It is up to us to shape the city we call home and how we provide the services that are critical to the public’s well-being.  It has been a terrific journey thus far and we are truly excited to see where the new Executive Team will take us moving forward.  We’ve enjoyed standing next to you, on the front line, fighting for the change we believe in and we hope you are as proud of your accomplishments as we are.  Enjoy the upcoming holidays with your loved ones.

-NxtGov Executive Team

Connect with Us
NxtGov is on Slack!

NxtGov is now on Slack! Follow these simple steps to join our workspace and stay on top of all upcoming events:

  1. Request to join our workspace
  2. Once you’ve filled out your profile information and joined NxtGov’s workspace, introduce yourself in the General channel
  3. Now that you are a part NxtGov’s workspace, you can be requested to specific channels. These channels include: Community Engagement, Professional Development, Recruitment, and Random. Request to be a part of any channel you want (we encourage you to be a part of all of them!) in the General channel.
NEW NxtGov Calendar!

You can now find all of our events on the NxtGov Calendar from our homepage!


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