Local Government Fellow

Genesis Gavino

Dallas, TX

Interim Deputy Resilience Officer, Dallas, TX

Genesis currently serves as the Interim Deputy Resilience Officer where she works closely with the executive team across the organization to implement the Resilient Dallas Strategy. She previously served as the Assistant to the City Manager and Chief of Staff where she managed the Council Agenda Office, Local Government Management Fellows Program, departmental budgets and worked with the executive team to advance the City’s strategic priorities. Genesis has served as lead in the organization’s interdepartmental and collaborative projects, most recently the implementation of the Council Agenda Preparation System through Granicus – Legistar, and the development and implementation of a pilot program to activate City Hall Plaza.

Prior to Dallas, she served as Systems Analyst for the City of Tacoma’s Neighborhood and Community Services and worked on the development and implementation of a systems-approach to addressing homelessness to include outcome-based evaluations for service providers. Genesis successfully led the development of Tacoma’s first Faith-Based Emergency Shelter Program, assisted executive leadership with the acquisition of property for the development of a youth and young adult drop-in center and adult emergency shelter, and a Community Needs Assessment to inform policy and programmatic decisions.