Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Creative financing can lead to good environmental work and demonstrate that sustainability initiatives can be good for the economy and the environment, says 2002 alum Erick Shambarger, who is the City of Milwaukee's deputy director of environmental sustainability.

Michael Solorza is good in a crisis — a fiscal crisis, that is. As the new administrative services director for the city of Westminster, California, the 1996 alum is figuring out the best way to manage a $3 million gap in the city's $42 million general fund budget.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 00:00

Sparkman serves on police, fire commission

As alum Wes Sparkman serves on the city of Madison's Police and Fire Commission, he finds his training in public personnel administration comes to mind as the commission considers promotions and disciplinary actions.

Thursday, 20 October 2011 10:18

Stanchfield stewards pensions

As executive director of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, Eric Stanchfield, a 1982 alum, oversees the investment of pension assets and the administration of pension benefits. The District of Columbia Retirement Board is a public pension agency with assets of approximately $4 billion serving police officers, firefighters and teachers.

Throughout her academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Carissa DeCramer has been narrowing her focus. As an undergraduate, she double-majored in international relations and political science. As a graduate student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, she followed the domestic track.

The City of Madison should allow people to bring concealed weapons into municipal buildings, La Follette School student Jason Myatt told the Common Council on October 18 shortly before it approved a weapons ban.

Bryan Gadow has accepted a yearlong internship with the city of Kansas City, Missouri. The LP Cookingham Management Internship Program is one of the most competitive in the country. Applicants come from some of the nation's largest public affairs schools.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 11:40

Student wins seat on Madison city council

Student Sara Eskrich won a seat on the Madison Common Council in the April 7 election.

The $1.6 million for a one-stop Development Services Center that is wending its way through the City of Madison's capital budget approval process is based on a recommendation from a 2005 report by six La Follette School students.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:39

Students cross paths with comedians

While in Milwaukee to meet with clients, La Follette School student met up with a couple of jokers during lunch.
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