CivicSpark Program Staff

CivicSpark is a program of the Local Government Commission (LGC), and as such most program staff are also LGC staff.

Ashoka Alvarez

SF Bay Area Regional Coordinator

Mackenzie Bolger

Program Implementation Project Manager / Central Valley Regional Coordinator

Danielle Dolan

Water Program Director

Abby Edwards

Operations and Compliance Project Coordinator

Ariadna Hernandez

Operations and Compliance Project Manager

Ken Herron

CivicSpark Training Consultant

Sarah Huang

Sacramento & Sierra Nevada Regional Coordinator

Atley Keller

Water Program Manager

Cailey McCain

Central Coast Regional Coordinator

Kate Meis

LGC Executive Director

Tim Mok

Greater LA Regional Coordinator

Francisco Pares Olguin

CivicSpark Project Coordinator / San Diego Regional Coordinator

Savannah Rose

Sacramento & Northern California Regional Coordinator

Kif Scheuer

CivicSpark Program Director

Katie Webster

CivicSpark Project Coordinator

Our Partners

CivicSpark is a partnership of the Local Government Commission and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research with many partner organizations supporting the program.

  • Local Government Commission: A nonprofit with over 35 years of broad expertise in supporting local government policies and projects, the LGC is CivicSpark’s overall program manager, providing statewide program infrastructure and overall fellow and local government support, coordinating training, and ensuring that performance goals are met.
  • Governor’s Office of Planning and Research: California’s comprehensive state planning agency is committed to assisting and supporting the planning and development of sustainable communities. OPR will work to ensure that CivicSpark aligns with state goals and project teams are using the cutting-edge tools and resources.
  • CaliforniaVolunteers: This State office manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service: The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs – Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund.