Savannah Rose

Savannah Rose joins the Local Government Commission as a Regional Coordinator for the Central Inland region supporting CivicSpark Fellows as they implement climate, water, and opportunity access solutions along the I-5 corridor. Savannah returned to California after receiving her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Stony Brook University in New York. During the 2017-18 service…

Angeline Foshay

Angeline Foshay is a Regional Coordinator for the new California Climate Action Corps program. She joins us from Clean Coalition, where she served as a Program Associate coordinating community outreach and energy resilience projects along the south Central Coast. She previously served as a CivicSpark Fellow from 2018-19 at the City of Goleta, where she…

Hanna Nielsen

Hanna Nielsen serves as the Central California CivicSpark Regional Coordinator. Prior to joining LGC in 2020, Hanna served as a CivicSpark Fellow during the launch of the program in 2014-2015. During this service year she designed and piloted a Regional Climate Change Curriculum for schools around Humboldt Bay.   Post CivicSpark, Hanna has worked with…

Shauna Goodman

Shauna Goodman joined the Local Government Commission in 2021 as the Program Director for CivicSpark. In her role, she provides overall direction for the operation, strategy and growth of LGC’s national service programs.   Prior to joining the LGC, Shauna worked at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She first served in a donor relations capacity…

Simone Cordery-Cotter

Colorado born and raised, Simone Cordery-Cotter is the Regional Coordinator for CivicSpark’s Sacramento/Sierra region, where she oversees and mentors 14 very talented Fellows working on water and climate changes facing local governments in California. She began her career in corporate marketing and public relations, where she worked as an account manager for an advertising agency…

Richard Balli

Richard Balli, a Civic Spark Project Coordinator working on the operations and compliance team in Sacramento.   Richard received a BA in Public Relations from Sacramento State in 2020. In his senior year at Sacramento state, he co-managed a campaign to build sustainable infrastructure for the university and the East Sacramento area. He grew up…

Jesus Benavides

Jesus Benavides is a Regional Coordinator for the new California Climate Action Corps program. He joins us from the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z) where he served as a partnership coordinator. He managed the SLATE-Z partnership consisting of 72 public, private, and community-based organizations dedicated to revitalizing South Los Angeles. He also led…

Francisco Pares Olguin

Francisco Parés Olguín is originally from San Diego, California but has lived across the border in Ensenada, Baja California most of his life. Although he has an academic background, holding a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California and a MSc in Renewable Energy from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, his passion for…

Abby Edwards

Abby Edwards a CivicSpark Project Coordinator working with the Operations team in Sacramento. Abby received a BA in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2014. She worked for the university for a couple years before joining the Peace Corps in 2016. Her primary work addressed food insecurity through developing income generating activities with women…

Atley Keller

Atley Keller serves as a Project Manager for LGC’s water program. She joined LGC in 2016 as a Project Coordinator. She serves as the lead for several integrative water projects at LGC. Atley has a passion for California water issues and has previously worked on water quality and watershed management projects at an environmental consulting…
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