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Fall Town & Gown: A conversation with Ashley Jacobs

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Science Hall W1002

2500 Walton Way

Summerville Campus - Science Hall W1002

Augusta, Georgia 30904

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Join the Master of Public Adminsitration program at Augusta University as we welcome Aiken's new Assistant County Adminsitrator Ashley Jacobs to come and talk about her role in Local Government, what she has done with her MPA, and how local goverments can increase diversity.

Ashley Jacobs is Assistant County Administrator for Aiken County, SC, where she supervises Assessor, Animal Shelter, Code Enforcement, Delinquent Tax Collector, Planning & Development, and Victims Services. Prior to her current position, she served as Executive Director for the Greater Lake City Community Development Office, Deputy Administrator for Dorchester County, SC, and Assistant County Administrator for Richland County, SC.

Jacobs founded the South Carolina Chapter of League of Women in Government, and is a board member for the League of Women in Government, a national organization that works to promote women to leadership positions. She is a guest blogger and award winning member of Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), named in 2016 and 2017 to the “Chris Traeger List of Top 100 Influencers in Local Government.” She has been a member of ICMA since 2001, and served on the ICMA Task Force on Women in the Profession, the Task Force to Update the First Time Administrators’ Handbook, and the Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina, the SCAC Institute of Government for Public Officials, and the South Carolina Economic Development Institute. She was previously on the Board of Advisors for the Master of Public Administration Program at the College of Charleston, and is currently a member of the Augusta University MPA Program Community Advisory Board. She is also a Trustee for the SC State Firefighters Association Foundation.

Jacobs holds a BA from Clemson University and an MPA from University of South Carolina.

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