Amy Walcker | Napa County

Amy Walcker made the leap from private sector to public service in 2010 as a Victim Claims Specialist with the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division, a Joint Powers Unit of the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP). Following California’s monumental prison reform known as Public Safety Realignment (2011), Amy joined the Napa County Department of Corrections in 2012. Working as part of the Department’s administration team provided rewarding challenges. In 2014, Amy completed her Master of Public Administration degree through Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California. Working for Napa County during graduate school proved to be beneficial to both her studies and her work as she was able to put academic theories into practice and utilize her work experience as the platform for academic papers and projects. Her thesis evolved into a post-Realignment policy analysis of the Napa County Department of Corrections, which became the springboard for greater involvement in project management, data management, improved fiscal practice development, and inmate programming. Amy is often the go-to problem solver for all things miscellaneous and relies on her undergraduate degree in English for communication in all forms. After working with Napa County, Amy served as the Budget Manager for the City of American Canyon and currently serves as the Purchasing Services Manager for the City of Napa.

Amy is also a Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Member, Napa County Airport Land Use Commissioner (ALUC), part-time Certified Flight Instructor and devoted student to continuous learning.

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Interagency Collaboration: Whose Idea Is It Anyway?

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Fiscal Literacy for Everyone on the Government Ladder

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