The Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration held its Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon at the Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport on Thursday – May 10, 2018.
Scholarship & Awards
- Chapter Scholarship – Linda S. Waite, Regent University
- Julian F. Hirst Award for Distinguished Service – David E. Jurgens, P.E., Director of Public Utilities, Chesapeake, VA
The following are the announcements and forms for the annual ASPA HR awards:
Topic: Building Skills for Innovation and Creativity.
On March 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., we held the ASPA Hampton Roads March Symposium and luncheon at the Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport.
9:30 – 10:45 Using Data for Informed Decision-Making
Introductions by Celeste Greene
Lindsay Voter, United Way South Hampton Roads. Greater Hampton Roads Connects
Tancy Vandecar-Burdin, Center for Social Research. Quality of Life in Hampton Roads
Natasha Singh-Miller, Data Scientist, City of Virginia Beach. Open VB
Mark Barham, Information Technology Director, City of Williamsburg. Williamsburg Performs
11:00 – 11:45 Innovation in Practice: Newport News Choice Neighborhood Initiative
Introductions by Jerry Hoddinot
Karen Wilds, Executive Director, Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Britta Ayers, Manager, Comprehensive Planning, Newport News Department of Planning
11:45 Lunch & Networking
12:15 – 1:15 Capacity Building for Innovation
Introductions by Kaitlynn Benn
Bob Trahan, City of Virginia Beach, Innovation Academy Curriculum & Results
Kaitlynn Castelle and Charlie Daniels, Design Thinking in the Public SectorDesign Thinking in the Public Sector
Sorry folks! The Hampton Jan 18 roundtable discussion had to be canceled due to evening driving conditions. An Email will be going to all of those who registered.
Chuck Rigney and Mike Paris were our guest speakers at the November 2017 luncheon; they discussed Norfolk Works and other programs that Norfolk has created to foster equitable economic development. NORFOLK WORKS, launched in December 2016, is designed to champion the recruitment of diverse Norfolk talent to support business retention and expansion, align economic and workforce development efforts to acquire new business development, and, in collaboration with our workforce partners, help Norfolk citizens prepare for and connect to meaningful employment opportunities.
Chuck Rigney rejoined the City of Norfolk as Director of Development in June 2015, after serving as Director of Development in the City of Portsmouth since October 2014. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director of Development (including two years as Interim Director) in Norfolk, having first joined the City in June 1997. He oversees the management and operation of the City’s Development team. Chuck’s background includes prior employment with the Virginia Peninsula Economic Development Council (VPEDC), where he was a Senior Business Development Manager. Before entering the economic development field, Chuck worked in commercial real estate and banking in the Hampton Roads community.
Mike Paris is a Business Development Manager with the Norfolk Department of Economic Development and is responsible for administering its workforce initiative, Norfolk Works. He also represents Development as part of the East Little Creek Task Force. Formerly, he served as an Employment Broker, Manager of the Center for Employment Resources, and as a senior employment professional for the Norfolk Department of Human Services. Mike is the previous Chair of the Norfolk Employment Task Force and the Hampton Roads Reentry Employment Committee, and is the present Chair of the Norfolk Workforce Investment Network.
The Summer Edition of PA Times has an article, “SECTION SPOTLIGHT – Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE)” which discusses the ASPA section that Pam Dunning is the Chair-Elect.
The article is on p. 39 of the print edition. You can see the PDF version at https://www.aspanet.org/ASPADocs/PA%20Times/Magazine/Summer2017-Final.pdf if you use your member ID and password.
The September 28, 2017 luncheon’s topic was Mission Focused and Service First: Creating Innovative Solutions; with our speakers were Newport News City Manager Cindy Rohlf and Norfolk City Manager Doug Smith. The event was held at The Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport. Good crowd!