Congratulations to Kate Rotella on her recent election as state representative from the 43rd House District comprised of the towns of Stonington and North Stonington. Long involved in local politics, Kate is the first woman to serve as first selectman in the town of Stonington’s history where she also serves on the Stonington Board of Selectman and the K-12 School Building Committee. Kate currently holds the position of purchasing manager for the Capital Region Education Council in Hartford.
Governor-elect, Ned Lamont Names Alumni, Melissa McGraw to Top Job at the State Office of Policy and Management
DPP is proud to announce that Melissa McCaw, MPA ’14 and 2017 recipient of the DPP Distinguished Alumni Award, has been named by Governor-elect, Ned Lamont to serve in his administration as the state’s budget chief at the Office of Policy and Management. Ms. McCaw brings more than 17 years of budget experience at the state, city and university levels, notably her current position for the City of Hartford as chief financial officer and budget director for the past three years. We’re sure that Melissa will be missed in Hartford as she brings her skills and experience back to the state level. Congratulations, Melissa!
To learn more visit https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-lamont-personnel-picks-20181204-story.html
UConn Department of Public Policy Joins PPIA
DPP is pleased to announce that we have recently become a member of PPIA, Public Policy & International Affairs Program. ” The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in public service for over 30 years. PPIA believes that our society is best served by public managers, policy makers, and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To achieve this goal, PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns. Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service.” DPP is looking forward to working with PPIA and its membership.
Check out the featured article on DPP in the PPIA Winter Newsletter.