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#49 – Robyn Afrik

Robyn Afrik Ottawa County Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director LinkedIn | Twitter Resilient, Courageous, Compassionate I am nominating Robyn Afrik because she is the epitome of positive influence on a community. As Ottawa County’s first DEI Director, Robyn is in charge of implementing the County’s DEI strategic plan, operationalizing DEI efforts, reducing implicit bias from … Continued

#48 – Francisco Contreras & Kate Kigongo

Francisco Contreras & Kate Kigongo City of West Hollywood, Innovation Team Kate LinkedIn | Francisco LinkedIn Forward-thinking, Creative, Determined The Innovation Team in WeHo (Francisco and Kate) are amazing champions of new and better technologies of all types for the City. They advocate for departments and residents and are creative in how they put forward … Continued

#47 – Jessica Chernich

Jessica Chernich Village of Beach Park, IL Management Analyst LinkedIn | Twitter Innovative, Critical thinker, Aspirational Jessica has recently entered the local government sector and she is already proving to be innovative and engaging; Jessica has become very involved in Illinois with the ILCMA and IAMMA; she has also participated in a few great initiatives … Continued

#46 – Anjanie Ramnarine

Anjanie Ramnarine Tarrant County, TX Compensation Coordinator LinkedIn Synergetic, Responsive, Funny! Anj has come to our Department’s rescue many, many times. From reviewing job descriptions, salaries, reorganizing our Department and Divisions, and everything in between, Anj has been our guide. She’s also answered our relentless questions along the way. I’ve lost count of how many … Continued

#45 – Angela Wilson

Angela Wilson Town of Frederick, CO Communications & Engagement Manager LinkedIn Passionate, Dedicated, Exuberant In Angela’s four years at the Town of Frederick, she has shaped the tone and personality of the Town’s communications through her relentless efforts. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, Angela diligently shows up every day to do her best in … Continued

#44 – Jordan Gilgenbach

Jordan Gilgenbach City of Minneapolis Social Media Officer LinkedIn | Twitter Creative, Dedicated, Hilarious Because he is a Tik Tok genius and has cut the path for government use of Tik Tok. He also kicked some major ass during the difficulties his city experienced over the past year in addition to working through COVID. I … Continued

#43 – Shayne Kavanagh

Shayne Kavanagh Government Finance Officers Association Senior Manager of Research LinkedIn Insightful, Prolific, Transformative Shayne has dedicated his career to improving local government finance. He realizes that local government finance and the role of a finance officer is not just to balance the books or mind the piggy bank. He encourages finance officers to challenge … Continued

#42 – Kimiko Gilmore

Kimiko Gilmore City of Kansas City, MO Assistant City Manager LinkedIn Leader, Change maker, Navigator Kimiko is the person at City Hall everyone knows, loves, and respects. Kimiko has an incredible ability to simply get things done and convince even the greatest skeptics on how to move something forward. Kimiko demonstrates great poise and she … Continued

#41 – Michael-dharma Irwin

Michael-dharma Irwin Arlington County Government – Department of Human Services Quality Assurance Manager LinkedIn Clever, Persistent, Elevating Michael-dharma commands an impressive amount of data – over 80 performance measurement plans across a 700 person department. She’s not interested in data for data’s sake though, and constantly asks what to do with it. She spearheaded an … Continued

#50 – Burnett Walz

Burnett Walz Buncombe County, NC Strategy and Innovation Management Analyst LinkedIn Knowledgeable, Problem-solver, Hard-working Burnett Walz is an Innovation Management Analyst at Buncombe County, NC. Burnett is a self-motivated and driven business intelligence professional with a diverse work background. He has demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of at Buncombe County while building … Continued

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