Ashley Barraza, Project Management Analyst, City of Richardson
2017 Blodgett Fellow
Stacey Pfefferkorn, Management Analyst, City of Round Rock's City Manager's Office
2017 Blodgett Fellow
The LBJ School named two recipients of the Blodgett Endowment for 2017, bringing to 29 the number of graduate students receiving the award since it was established. This year's awards are to Ashley Barraza and Stacey Pfefferkorn, shown in the photo below with Terrell Blodgett who presented each of them with a framed copy of the Athenian Oath, a reminder of the high calling represented by service to the city.
A profession is defined by the practical application of knowledge acquired through specialized education and experience.
Ashley Barraza recently received her Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin and currently works for the City of Richardson, a suburb north of Dallas. She began her time with the City as a summer intern in the City Manager's Office and now serves as a project management analyst assisting various department's with process improvement efforts by providing research and project management support. Ashley graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Professional Studies. In addition to cheering on the Irish and her other favorite sports teams, she enjoys trying out new restaurants, discovering new country music favorites, and spending time outdoors.
Stacey Pfefferkorn is an
Austin native who loves spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors and cooking in her spare time. She has interned ==== at the Main Street Program of San Marcos, the City Manager's Office in Kyle, the City Manager's Office in Round Rock, T Round Rock and currently works as a Management Analyst at the City Manager's Office in Round Rock, Texas. Local government is a passion of hers, in which she is the President of Citizens for Local and State Services, President of Women Leading Government, and an active member of Texas City Management Association (TCMA), International City Management Association (ICMA), and Urban Management Assistants of Central Texas (UMACT).
Blodgett Fellows in Urban Management is a Texas nonprofit corporation organized to support and promote graduate education and careers in urban management and related public services.
HONORARY CHAIRMAN TERRELL BLODGETT
Careers in urban management are found in government, nonprofit organizations and in companies specializing in services to public organizations.