Evergreen MPA Graduate Candidate For Seattle City Council

Teresa Mosqueda, a graduate of The Evergreen State College Masters of Public Administration program, is a candidate for position 8, a city wide open seat for Seattle City Council.

Teresa currently is the political-campaign director at the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Additionally, she has served on the state’s Exchange Board and assisted in the development of last year’s initiative to raise the state minimum wage.

Mosqueda’s priorities include Seattle’s affordable-housing shortage, labor rights, economic inequality and uneven health outcomes. She has currently received endorsements from elected officials, including Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, Senate Minority Leader Sharon Nelson and House Speaker Frank Chopp.

Photo and information courtesy of the Seattle Times

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/labor-leader-teresa-mosqueda-announces-run-for-seattle-city-council/

Leadership Development is Dynamic Work!

Following on the heels of the January Leadership Summit for 1st Year MPA Core learning communities, MPA Director Doreen Swetkis will be attending a Women in Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in early March.  Doreen expects to enhance her leadership skills as she and the MPA Program staff prepare to launch an MPA Tacoma cohort, as well as bring what she learned to the classroom for Ethics and Leadership in Public Service, Spring 2017.

This professional development opportunity made possible by Faculty Professional Travel and Provost’s Special Projects Fund.

MPA Presence at ATNI

In attendance at 2017 ATNI conference! Current faculty, Eric Trevan, one of our founding faculty members, Alan Parker, recent graduate and current student. Great group of movers & shakers~

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Don’s Miss Red Sky’s “Mistatim” 2/6/17

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Red Sky’s “Mistatim”

“Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his
ranch and Speck on her reservation, but in many ways they are worlds apart,
that is – until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.”

A theatre/dance production, where themes of cultural history, environmental care, responsibility, and empowerment are expressed through the sharing of Indigenous values and principles.

February 6th, 11:00 AM
(K‐12 students/school districts)
and 6:30 pm (Evergreen community and general public)
Experimental Theater, located in the Communications Building
at The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Free, public event
Please: No food or drink in the Experimental Theater
For more information: geniah@evergreen.edu or (360) 867‐5337

MPA is one of the sponsors of this special event.

Leadership Summit for MPA First Year Cohorts

On Saturday, January 28, the two first year MPA cohorts (Public/Nonprofit Administration & Public Policy and Tribal Governance) are coming together for a day-long Leadership Summit. The day includes seven guest speakers on two panels – leaders working in state, local, and tribal governments and in community-based organizations – and plenary speaker Ron Allen, Chairman and CEO of the Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe. Topics include: Leading with Purpose and Reflexivity, Leading from Where You Are, and Leading for Social, Political, Economic & Racial Justice. The day also includes a shared seminar and leadership workshops. We expect an exciting day!

Evergreen’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure to Collaborate with the City of Olympia Public Works

The Olympia Public Works Department is initiating an exciting “value planning” exercise with Evergreen’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (ECSI) to set the stage for a transportation corridor study expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

The Fones Road corridor in east Olympia is failing to meet the transportation levels of service established by the City of Olympia.  Early estimates suggest that the cost of the standard road-widening and street improvement response could exceed $15 million.

The purpose of the value planning exercise will be to identify alternative approaches that affordably meet the need for multi-modal transportation throughout the corridor, in ways that better serve the City’s climate, economic development, livability, and other comprehensive plan goals.

Value planning exercises are especially recommended for projects like Fones Road that have the potential to impact a broad range of City priorities, including compliance with growth management, multi-modal mobility, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and climate mitigation and adaptation policies.  This value planning process will develop a range of options that also include consideration of improvements to regional trail connections, open space, stormwater, and economic development. Rhys Roth, Director, ESCI

MPA Faculty present paper on Tribal Governments & Sustainability

On January 13, 2017, MPA new faculty member Lachezar (Lucky) Anguelov presented a paper at SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) 88th Annual Conference in New Orleans.  Lucky coauthored the paper, Implementation of EECBG sustainability programs among Native American Tribal Governments: Environmental v Economic Sustainability, with MPA new faculty member Eric Trevan.