Menifee’s economic development manager nationally recognized

Gina Gonzalez is Menifee’s economic development manager. She was nationally recognized as an “Exemplary Leader” by NextGen, a government training and leadership organization, at their annual service award ceremony in July. Courtesy photo
Gina Gonzalez is Menifee’s economic development manager. She was nationally recognized as an “Exemplary Leader” by NextGen, a government training and leadership organization, at their annual service award ceremony in July. Courtesy photo

MENIFEE – The city of Menifee is proud to announce that Menifee’s economic development manager, Gina Gonzalez, was nationally recognized as an “Exemplary Leader” by the organization, NextGen, and was recognized at the NextGen 2017 Public Service Awards in Washington.

According to the NextGen website, “the awards recognize deserving individuals who are selected from the public service community for their intelligence, exuberance and dedication to improving and invigorating government.”

Gonzalez was recognized in the “Exemplary Leader” category, which recognizes government leaders who have demonstrated benevolence, competence, integrity, dedication and commitment to improve and inspire their community.

Gonzalez currently serves as the economic development manager for Menifee. Gonzalez has utilized her business friendly demeanor to create a real impact in the public sector, spending over a decade and a half in multiple capacities working for city management, a county supervisor, a state senator and state assemblyman.

“Her passion for local government, long history in public service and drive for helping the community has made Gina an invaluable team member,” Interim City Manager Ron Bradley said. “I know the Menifee community shares my pride in having an individual of Gina’s quality and ability on our staff, so we are proud to celebrate her well-deserved recognition.”

NextGen is a national organization that provides training and leadership opportunities to public servants. The organization’s goal is to bridge the generational gap in management and retain new talent in government. NextGen joined together with Young Government Leasers and Govloop to recognize outstanding individuals at the NextGen 2017 Public Service Awards in Washington in July.

For more information about NextGen, visit www.NextGengovt.com or call directly at (202) 407-7408.

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