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Save the Date 6/5/19 - The Future of Public Service: Equity, Inclusion, and Excellence

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Save the Date!

June 5, 2019, 5:30-8:00 pm, at the Lord Mansion in Olympia’s South Capital Neighborhood.

The event is an MPA alumni and student panel discussion, entitled The Future of Public Service: Equity, Inclusion, and Excellence, as well as a World Café style conversation on inclusive excellence.

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Hank Adams and Willie Frank III Speak to MPA Tribal Core Class

Hank Adams & Willy Frank III in Tribal Class

Two of the key questions we asked Hank Adams and Willie Frank to speak on for the Tribal Core class were:

How should we fund the work of sovereignty?

What major policy issues are on the horizon for Tribes?  

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Eric S. Trevan Meets with Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Indian Affairs

Eric Trevan and Secretary of the Interior

Earlier this week, Member of the Faculty Eric S. Trevan, PhD was an invited guest for lunch with Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Tara Sweeney. The focus of the conversation was about opportunity zones investment funds, e-commerce and improvements to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Approximately 20 experts on investments, law, public policy, economic development and research were invited to the conversation during the annual meeting of the Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA) in Portland, Oregon.

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MPA Tribal Governance Alums Destiny Petroske ‘18 & Debra Penny Jim ’18 Begin PhDs at New Zealand’s Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Caitlyn Jekel (MPA '14) Governor Inslee's New Senior Policy Labor Advisor

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Greener Caitlin Jekel '09 and MPA '14 will be Governor Jay Inslee's new senior policy advisor for labor.

"I have regularly relied on my colleagues-faculty and students-from Evergreen's Master of Public Administration program," said Jekel. "With many engaged throughout state service, I expect to cross paths even more in this new role. Thank you Evergreen for a strong foundation and your continued support."

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