Spark community joy

Local government work is essential yet humble — services are used constantly, yet recognized rarely. Showcasing and celebrating local government services builds a foundation of community pride and creates a culture of service and professionalism.


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Kirsten Wyatt


Kirsten Wyatt is a Fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, working on the creation of a new peer learning network for digital services teams and professionals. She serves as an elected school board member for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Most recently, she served as the co-founder and executive director and of the Engaging Local Government Leaders network. Previously, she worked in state and local government in Oregon, Virginia and North Carolina.