Randi Kay Stephens
Randi Kay Stephens is Program Manager at the Institute for Local Government and leads the Workforce & Civics Education initiative which helps local governments partners with educators to develop the next generation of public sector professionals and leaders. Through ILG’s capacity building and technical assistance these partners can impact young people that are prepared for career, college and civic life. In the Sacramento region, ILG administers the Innovative Pathways to Public Service collaborative which is a coalition of educators and public sector professionals addressing the systemic challenges of pursuing and scaling public sector careers.
Prior to joining the Institute, Randi Kay served as a staff member to an elected official with the city of Sacramento and as a volunteer services coordinator for the 28 branches of the Sacramento Public Library. During her service at the city and library, Randi Kay’s focus was on relationship-building with residents and businesses and in working towards community-based solutions. She is very proud of the many community gardens and playgrounds she helped build with community members and the many volunteers she engaged to help adults learn to read later in life.
Randi Kay received her MPA from the University of San Francisco. She serves as a board member of the Sacramento chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.