New Sensation with Evan Fransted, University of Colorado-Denver School of Public Affairs

Posted on March 26, 2013

Since ELGL is not a big fan of icebreakers and since we would rather not know what animal you want to be, this blog feature will serve as a means of introducing new members. While you won’t learn about their favorite animal, you will learn about their ideal Sunday morning, which dead people would they FaceTime with, and which song best describes their life.

Evan Fransted Evan Fransted

Current: University of Colorado-Denver School of Public Affairs, Student

Previous: City of AlbanyAmeriCorps VISTA, Head Start/Umpqua Community ActionKoho Bistro


Q&A with Evan

Most interesting project you’ve worked on in your current position:

Wrote a legal analysis of Colorado’s conservation easement program for an administrative law class.

What do you think about when you are driving to work/school?

I ride my bike to downtown Denver. I mostly think about the vehicles around and trying not to get hit.

Most recent concert you attended:

Alabama Shakes



What sites are bookmarked on your internet browser?

University of Colorado-Denver School of Public Affairs

American Planning Association

Planning for Healthy Places

Denver Healthy People 2020

University of Oregon Internship and Job Resources

Complete the sentence: “Before I die I want to…

catch a steelhead

Proudest career/school accomplishment:

Completion of a parking study that settled a longstanding debate over parking supply in downtown Albany.

What song best describes your life?

No idea. (Editor’s Note: that means we pick)



Suggest two or three topics for the ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School on October 4.

Skills needed for a future in public management


Dealing with difficult citizens

If you could FaceTime or Skype with three people either dead or alive, who would they be?

Family members

Your work/school mentors:

Chuck Reid

Clifton Allen Larson

Favorite thing to do on a Sunday morning:

Sleep in and eat a big breakfast

Government is…..

a helpful mechanism to serve the public.

ELGL is….

 a helpful mechanism to connect with new people and learn new skills.

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