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MPA Director's Message Spring Quarter 2021

Hello and happy spring to you all!  Here in the Evergreen MPA program, we are fast approaching the end of another academic year. Students in second year core are completing their capstone projects, while our first year core students are nearing their halfway point through the MPA program. 

2020 PA Times Headline for MPA Alumni article "Best Practices for Equitable Hiring in the Midst of COVID-19"

Alumnae Nabors and Swearingen Featured in PA Times

As spring quarter capstone projects kick off, current MPA students may be asking themselves where their capstone will take them. For Ramona Nabors, MPA ’20 and Jenny Swearingen, MPA ‘20, their capstone, “Equity in Government: A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit” led to the development of a recently published article entitled, Best Practices for Equitable Hiring in the Midst of COVID-19in the Fall 2020 ASPA PA Times Vol.

Image of MPA Alumnae Yen Huynh in Grad Cap, Blue shirt and Red fan earrings

Yến Huỳnh MPA '19 Appointed to Olympia City Council

“I care deeply about the future of our City – the land and its residents,” writes Yến Huỳnh ’19, an MPA alumna appointed in January 2021 to serve on the Olympia City County in Position #2 (filling the seat recently held by newly appointed Representative Jessica Bateman MPA '12.)  After being selected from 29 candidates, "Huynh now becomes the only person of color on the council and the youngest member. Huỳnh will serve until the November 2021 election, when the seat will be up for election; ... she intends to run for the seat at that time.” -