American Society for 
Public Administration 
Southern California 
May 2015 Newsletter

Register Now for the 67th Annual Awards Luncheon! 

It is the exciting time of the year again!  The Southern California Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration is hosting its Annual Awards and Installation Banquet at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles on June 18th. 


The chapter is honored to celebrate excellence in public administration with Master of Ceremony, Stacy Mungo, Councilwoman of City of Long Beach.  

We are excited about our award recipients who exemplify ASPA's mission.  

Will Baughman Chapter Development Award:
Randall Lewis
Executive Vice President, Lewis Group of Companies
Tom Bradley Equal Opportunity Award:
Glendale Police Department
Winston Crouch Award for Innovation in Government:
Sharon Neely 
Chief Deputy Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments 
Clarence A. Dykstra Award for Excellence in Government:
Greg Devereaux
CEO, County of San Bernardino 
Henry Reining Outstanding Organization Award:
City of Glendale
Harry Scoville Award for Academic Excellence:
Dr. Jack Meek 
 Professor of Public Administration, University of La Verne
Earl Warren Outstanding Public Service Award:
Dr. Jane Pisano
President and Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History 

President's Award
Mayor Bill Bogaard
City of Pasadena 

Please click HERE to register.  

Event Date: June 18th, 2015
Location: California Endowment 
              1000 N. Alameda Street
              Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 


From the 66th Annual Awards and Installation Banquet

April 30, 2015
Hawkey Residence Student/Professional Networking Mixer
The April 30, 2015 Student-Professional Networking Mixer was hosted by MrPhil Hawkey, a long-time contributor to the So Cal ASPA, a prominent public administrator in Southern California as a city manager for City of Pasadena, who currently serves as Special Assistant to the President on the Senior Management Council at University of La Verne. 
 The reception featured the current city managers of City of Pasadena, Mr. Michael Beck and a former city manager of Pasadena, Ms. Cynthia Kurtz, President of San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership.  The Hawkeys generously provided hors d'oeuvres, beverages and the opportunity to mingle and network with two outstanding leaders in San Gabriel Valley.  

During the mixer, both speakers shared their career paths, highlighting challenges and opportunities, and questions they asked at each stage of their career that steered them into the right direction as they advanced. 
March 18, 2015 
Cal State University, Fullerton Student-Professional Networking Dinner 

A well-attended public administration student-professional dinner held at Cal State University, Fullerton featured an engaging discussion among esteemed panelists focusing on "Emergency, Disaster, and Crisis Management."   


The dinner event was moderated by Ms. Sue Fisher, Emergency Management Coordinator, CSU, Fullerton Police Department, with Ms. Donna Boston, Emergency Management Division Director, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Mr. Devin Leonard, Division Chief Orange County Fire Authority Division 6 - City of Santa Ana, and Ms. Ellen Lopez, Emergency Management Consultant.


The discussion focused on technical aspects of managing emergency and crisis, and how regional agencies coordinate on emergency preparedness.  Ms. Fisher facilitated lively discussions with active participation from the audience.  
In This Issue





67th Annual Awards & Installation Luncheon


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Click Here for registration 

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

The California Endowment  
N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012



Student/Professional Networking Event hosted by Hon. Stacy Mungo


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Time: TBD

Long Beach, CA 

Speakers: TBD



California State University Dominguez Hills

Student/Professional Event


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM



University Campus

Speakers: TBD



We would like to hear from you!


The ASPA Southern California Chapter Council is planning additional panel discussions and student/professional networking events. If you have suggestions for issues you would like to see explored in a panel discussion, are interested in hosting a student professional dinner, or in getting more information about any of our events and our chapter, 
please e-mail


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