Why We Serve

The Defining Moments That Inspire Public Sector Work 

Stories of Why

Marli Stevens

Part of Something Greater

I’m so grateful to work with those teams and in local government. I get to see first-hand the incredible things we do for our City and for our citizens. That’s why I do what I do!

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James Farrell

From Tough Beginnings to Success in Government

I find the public sector more rewarding because I can make a meaningful impact on my community. Every day in the public sector is an opportunity to make a positive difference in my community, and that’s why I’m committed to this path.

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Toni Brady

People Need People

I believe in fostering collaboration among different entities to better serve our citizens. It’s essential that we work together seamlessly to address the needs of our community, regardless of bureaucratic boundaries.

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