Los Angeles G2U Regional Network
The Los Angeles G2U Network builds new relationships and strengthens existing ones among government practitioners and university leaders. The Los Angeles G2U is organized around two working groups focusing on (1) Why to Serve in Government and (2) How to Serve in Government.
The LA G2U Regional Network has launched a project, led by the Southern California Association of Governments and the RAND Corporation, which is exploring barriers to attracting talent to public sector careers and building a more diverse public sector workforce.
The Network is also hosting an ongoing Public Sector Career Exploration Series for faculty, students, and alumni from higher education institutions to raise awareness of the array of public sector opportunities available. On the second Wednesday of every month from 9 - 11 a.m. PT/12 - 2 p.m. ET, panelists from local, state, and federal government will provide an in-depth look at their agency, the variety of career paths they can offer, and insight into their application process. Sessions are scheduled for May to November of 2021 and will cover career paths including criminal justice, project management, computer science, accounting, human resources, marketing, and engineering. Register here.
The Los Angeles G2U Network is led by the Southern California Association of Governments, an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. Under federal law, SCAG is designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and under state law as a Regional Transportation Planning Agency and a Council of Governments. The SCAG region encompasses six counties (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) and 191 cities in an area covering more than 38,000 square miles.