American Society for 
Public Administration 
Southern California 
September 2019 Newsletter

President's Message

Save the Dates!
Dear SoCal ASPA Chapter Member,

As we get ready for Fall, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some exciting news and events that will take place in the upcoming months. First, Mr. Oliver Chi, City Manager of Monrovia, and upcoming City Manager of Huntington Beach, will be sharing his experience with students and professionals at Cal State - LA on September 26th, 2019. You should have received an invitation already via email.  

Next, on October 8th, we have  patterned with the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics to host a Mixer in Downtown LA at Bonaventure Brewing Company. We will have hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary drink fore attendees and have a chance to network and chat in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Then, on October 30th, Mr. Randall Lewis will  one again generously sponsor what has become now a tradition at the University of La Verne, the Randall Lewis Student-Professional Networking Dinner. Mr. Bryan Jones, City Manager of Eastvale, will be our featured speaker.

And last but not least, look for another impressive line up of guest speakers at the Panel Discussion that will take place November 14 at Cal State - Dominguez Hills. More details will be shared closer to the event. 

The Council is also working on a new recruitment initiative for Council Members. If you are curious about our work or want to serve on the Council, I encourage you to be on the lookout in the upcoming weeks for the recruitment announcement. 

Please save the dates and I hope you can join us at any or all of the events we have planned. If you have questions or  suggestion, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at I look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for your interest in the activities of the SoCal ASPA Chapter. 


Adrian M. Velazquez Vazquez, Ph.D
President - SoCal ASPA Chapter

Congratulations to our 71st Annual Awards Recipients! 

T om Bradley Equal Opportunity Award:
Women and Girls Governing Council
LA Metro


Winston Crouch Award for Innovation in Government:
Child Support Telecommuting Program
Riverside County

Clarence A. Dykstra Award for Excellence in Government:
Phillip A. Washington
LA Metro


Henry Reining Outstanding Organization Award:
Department of Human Resources and Innovation
City of Irvine

Harry Scoville Award for Academic Excellence:
Juliet Musso
University of Southern California

Earl Warren Outstanding Public Service Award:
Mayor Deborah Robertson
City of Rialto

Chapter President's Award
GoMonrovia Program
City of Monrovia

 Student-Professional Networking Event:

An Evening with Mr. Oliver Chi
 City Manager, City of Monrovia

When: September 26, 2019 

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: California State University - Los Angeles

Click here for registration and additional information regarding this event

Great Networking Opportunity

The Annual ASPA Awards ceremony serves a twofold purpose. First, in keeping with ASPA's commitment to excellence in public service, the awards ceremony provides attendees and award recipients the opportunity to hear the many inspiring stories associated with today's public servants. Additionally, the awards 
ceremony provides an excellent networking opportunity for all attendees, as do all SoCal ASPA events. 
Welcome Julie!
A warm welcome to our President Elect (2020-2022) 
 Julie Loats Shroyer. 

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