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Deb Feng speaking to students and faculty

Davenport Discussion with Deborah Feng

The Davenport Institute hosted the former City Manager of Cupertino, former Associate Director at NASA, and Advisory Council Member at the Davenport Institute, Deborah Feng, for lunch and discussion with Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy students.

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Articles on the Relationship Between City and County Governments

Michael Huling and Pooja Bachani Di Giovanna discuss the difficulties of navigating the working relationship between the county and city governments in the November issue of ICMA’s PM Magazine.

Mayor Eric Johnson speaking at a podium

Davenport Institute Hosts First Mayor in Residence

The Davenport Institute welcomed Mayor Eric Johnson of Dallas, Texas, as our first official Mayor in Residence.

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New PM Magazine Article on Public Engagement and Public Safety

Pooja Bachani Di Giovanna and School of Public Policy Dean Pete Peterson were featured in ICMA’s PM Magazine October issue with their article, Public Engagement for Public Safety.

Students with Maureen Tobin

First Davenport Discussion of Fall 2023

The Davenport Institute had the pleasure of hosting Maureen Tobin, the Executive Director of the Davenport Institute, for the first Davenport Discussion of Fall 2023.

Student interns with the City of Thousand Oaks

Pepperdine SPP Student Interns with Thousand Oaks City Manager's Office

Pepperdine University School of Public Policy Masters Candidate interned with the City Manager’s Office at the City of Thousand Oaks.

Davenport AC Member Writes Two Pieces for PM Magazine

In June and July, Michael Huling, Davenport Institute Advisory Council member, City Planner with Clark County in Nevada, wrote two pieces for ICMA’s PM Magazine.

iGO Annual Conference 2023

Davenport's Executive Director, Maureen Tobin, led two trainings at the International Association of Government Officials (iGO) 2023 Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

Davenport Institute Gives Two Talks at London Local Government Conference

In June, the Davenport Institute made its international debut at the MOVE London 2023 Annual Conference.

Davenport Co-Leads Session at CUPSO Annual Conference

Our Assistant Director Pooja Bachani Di Giovanna co-led a session on teaching and training lessons learned during the pandemic with the Director of the Center for Public Leadership and Governance at the University of North Carolina, Peg Carlson, at the Consortium of University Public Service Organizations Annual Conference.