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Member Profile: Serena Gruia

Posted on September 21, 2020


Serena Gruia at concert

Serena Gruia

Public Engagement Specialist, Albemarle County Local Government

If you had to live in a different city, what city would you choose?

too hard to choose

Storytelling or innovation? Which is the most overused word in local government?

Innovation

What year would the most important in your life? Why?

2020 – getting to see what we’re made of and how we can be better

(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is….

the underlying understanding that it’s ok to be human (get excited, be creative, fail, ask permission, trust, have weaknesses, etc.) – which would free up some people to do the work!

What’s your “public meeting pump-up song,” the song that gets you fired up before a big meeting?

right now? “Rocket Fuel” by DJ Shadow, De La Soul

What fictional character would you most like to have a beer or coffee with? Why?

the main character, Oly, from Geek Love
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