In this monthly blog series, Matt Hirschinger, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada, CO, writes about the most critical, interesting, and relevant lessons he learns in his coursework and research and applys them to a local government context.
Matt Hirschinger earned his BA in International Relations from Drake University in 2010. Afterwards he joined the U.S. Peace Corps in 2011 for his two-year service in the Philippines, followed by a third-year extension taking on the role of a "Volunteer Leader" to train new volunteers and be a liaison to the host country staff. It was in 2015 he entered into local government, starting his MPA and Colorado's Best and Brightest Internship program working in Delta, CO.
Currently, he is the Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada, CO and pursuing a Masters in the Humanities - Social Justice. As much as possible, Matt is trying to incorporate social justice topics into the local government profession, to see where the two can find common ground.
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