American Society for 
Public Administration 
Southern California 
February 2016 Newsletter

Nominate Exemplary Individuals and Organizations for 
the 68th Annual Awards!

Do you know of any individuals or organizations who exemplified the spirit of Public Administration?  If so, let's recognize their service excellence at our Annual Awards Luncheon in June!

The nomination is open until Friday, March 4th, 2016.  The nomination form is available from HERE.
For more information on the Annual Awards and past awardees, please click HERE.

Past Events from Fall 2015
University of La Verne
Student/Professional Dinner

October 13, 2015
Sponsored by the Lewis Foundation, University of La Verne and So Cal ASPA invited Ms. Janice Rutherford, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor.  

With a room full of students from the University's Public Administration program, Ms. Rutherford shared her passion for public service, especially in restoring public confidence in local governments.  She also shared her thoughts on what it means to take initiatives in the public administration arena.  She brought her engaging and personable character to the event, making it an encouraging evening for the students aspired for public administration.  

Ms. Rutherford has been the Second District Supervisor for San Bernardino County since November 2010.  Previously, she served as a council woman for Fontana City Council for 10 years.  She is a board member on a number of organizations, including South Coast Air Quality Management District, San Bernardino Associated Governments, and Inland Empire Economic Partnership. 

Cal State University, Dominguez Hills
Student/Professional Dinner
November 5, 2015
To celebrate its third annual student/professional dinner on campus, California State University Dominguez Hills, in partnership with So Cal ASPA, invited Ms. Stacy Mungo, Long Beach City Councilwoman, and Mr. James Hampton, a sergeant and supervising detective at Los Angeles Police Department.  

Both native to Southern California, Ms. Mungo and Mr. Hampton shared their stories about growing up in Southern California, how their values for hard working opened numerous doors, and emphasized the importance of continuous education.  The evening was filled with entertaining stories that encouraged students on their pursuit for public administration.  

Ms. Mungo is a past President of So Cal ASPA.  She stays very active in her communities at various capacities.  Many of you may recognize her as the master of ceremonies at our 67th Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon last year. 

for the 68th Annual Awards Banquet -
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at the California Endowment





Brandman University
Public Administration Panel Discussion 


March 2016

Please check back for more details in coming weeks.  



ASPA Southern California Chapter 68th Annual Awards Banquet & Installation Event

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Registration Open in 2015

The California Endowment



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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