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Ashley Labosier

Adjunct Faculty
School of Public Policy


Ashley Labosier (MPP'09) is the executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership. She began her career in public engagement as communications specialist for the City of Lancaster, CA, where she worked with various city departments on public engagement and information efforts. This experience provided insight and understanding into the challenges and fears facing local government officials who wish to engage their residents. In her current position, Labosier writes and speaks about public engagement and transparency issues for local and online news organizations, Davenport Institute trainings, and national conferences. She co-designed and serves as an instructor for the Professional Certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government, and teaches a graduate level class on Public Engagement at the School of Public Policy. Ashley spearheads Davenport Institute collaborative partnerships with various organizations committed to improving engagement between citizens and government, and oversees Davenport Institute trainings and programs. Labosier has a BA in government from Patrick Henry College and an MPP from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy.


  • MPP, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
  • BA, Patrick Henry College


  • Local Government
  • Public Engagement


  • Leadership through Public Engagement