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Meet our Results for America Local Government Fellows

Results for America’s Local Government Fellows program was founded in September 2014 to provide an advanced group of local government leaders in diverse and influential cities and counties across the country the knowledge and support to implement strategies that consistently use data and evidence to drive policy and budget decisions on major policy challenges.

With the support and guidance of RFA, the Local Government Fellows will lead their governments toward advanced stages of data-driven and evidence-based policymaking in order to address major policy challenges in their communities. The cities and counties represented in the Fellowship collectively represent more than 28 million people and $148 billion in local government spending. Meet our Local Government Fellows.

Local Government Fellows


Bob Cenname

Baltimore, MD

Local Government Fellow

Deputy Budget Director, City of Baltimore, MD

Bob Cenname

Baltimore, MD

Local Government Fellow

Anjali Chainani

Philadelphia, PA

Local Government Fellow

Director of Policy, City of Philadelphia, PA

Anjali Chainani

Philadelphia, PA

Local Government Fellow

Carrie S. Cihak

King County, WA

Local Government Fellow

Chief of Policy, King County, WA

Carrie S. Cihak

King County, WA

Local Government Fellow

Genesis Gavino

Dallas, TX

Local Government Fellow

Assistant to the City Manager and Chief of Staff, Dallas, TX

Genesis Gavino

Dallas, TX

Local Government Fellow

Dave Gottesman

Montgomery County, MD

Local Government Fellow

Countystat Manager, Montgomery County, MD

Dave Gottesman

Montgomery County, MD

Local Government Fellow

Lanetta Haynes Turner

Cook County, IL

Local Government Fellow

Deputy Chief of Staff, Cook County, IL

Lanetta Haynes Turner

Cook County, IL

Local Government Fellow

Kate Joncas

Seattle, WA

Local Government Fellow

Deputy Mayor of Operations, City of Seattle, WA

Kate Joncas

Seattle, WA

Local Government Fellow

Matthew Klein

New York, NY

Local Government Fellow

Executive Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity and the Senior Advisor for Service Innovation in the Mayor's Office of Operations, City of New York, New York

Matthew Klein

New York, NY

Local Government Fellow

Matt Malament

Atlanta, GA

Local Government Fellow

Director of Budget, Innovation and Performance, City of Atlanta, GA

Matt Malament

Atlanta, GA

Local Government Fellow

Elizabeth Mitchell

Salt Lake County, UT

Local Government Fellow

Director of Performance & Accountability, Salt Lake County, UT

Elizabeth Mitchell

Salt Lake County, UT

Local Government Fellow

Gilbert Montano

Albuquerque, NM

Local Government Fellow

Chief of Staff, City of Albuquerque, NM

Gilbert Montano

Albuquerque, NM

Local Government Fellow

Daro Mott

Louisville, KY

Local Government Fellow

Chief of Performance Improvement, City of Louisville, KY

Daro Mott

Louisville, KY

Local Government Fellow

Jennifer Reed

Washington D.C.

Local Government Fellow

Chief Performance Officer, Washington D.C.

Jennifer Reed

Washington D.C.

Local Government Fellow

Miguel Sangalang

Los Angeles, CA

Local Government Fellow

Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles, CA

Miguel Sangalang

Los Angeles, CA

Local Government Fellow

Melissa Schigoda

New Orleans, LA

Local Government Fellow

Senior Performance Manager, New Orleans, LA

Melissa Schigoda

New Orleans, LA

Local Government Fellow

James Wagner

Tulsa, OK

Local Government Fellow

Chief of Performance Strategy and Innovation, City of Tulsa, OK

James Wagner

Tulsa, OK

Local Government Fellow