Lisa Henty was chosen to serve as the assistant director for the office of management and budget for the city of Alexandra, Va. She will be responsible for supervising a team of five and managing the budget development process. Previously, Henty served the City of Durham, N.C., Orange County, N.C. and Albany County, N.Y. While working for Durham, she worked on budgets for parks and recreation, economic and workforce development, and the finance department. To read more about her new posting, click here.
Jason Yaley was selected to serve on the board of directors for the University’s Alumni Association. Yaley is assistant vice president of Aerospace Industries Association. He created the project, Orange Around the World, which sends care packages to alumni serving in the armed services. In 2016 he won the Generation Orange Award from Syracuse. To read more about his achievement, click here.
Kate Sinner was selected as the associate vice president for government relations and strategic partnerships. Previously Sinner was the deputy legislative director to Oregon State Governor Kate Brown. Sinner also brings expertise she gained while serving as director of federal relations for Oregon State University from 2007 to 2014. To read more about her achievement, click here.
Katie Lichtig is now assistant city manager and chief operating officer for the City of Santa Monica, Calif. After leaving her career in the federal government, Lichtig began working for the municipal government of Santa Monica in 1992. Previously Lichtig was the city manager for San Luis Obispo, Calif. For more information about Lichtig, and her role at Santa Monica, click here.
Kerri Raissian and Lindsey Bullinger recently published “Money matters: does the minimum wage affect child maltreatment rates?” in Children and Youth Services Review. They reviewed eleven years of records on child abuse and neglect and found that increases in the minimum wage correlate with declining child maltreatment rates. Their findings were recently featured on sciencedaily.com. To read that article, click here. Raissian is assistant professor of public policy at University of Connecticut, where she specializes in child and family policy, family violence and child welfare. Bullinger is associate instructor in the school of public and environmental affairs at Indiana University at Bloomington.
Maddy Hamlin is the 2017 Polikoff-Gautreaux fellow with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest nonprofit (BPI). BPI advocates on behalf of public housing projects, and works to reform the Chicago public education and criminal justice systems. For more information about the BPI, click here. Maddy recently contributed an article about her work to CityLab, a webmagazine hosted by The Atlantic. To read her article, click here.
Carissa Ralbovsky won the George A. Bell Award for exemplary achievement in budgeting and management in state government. Ralbovsky was recognized for her innovative leadership that led to the automation of budget instruction procedures. Ralbovsky is the budget supervisor for public safety and environment in the Maryland Department of Budget & Management. For more information about her recent achievement click here.