A Leader Who Serves

A Parent Who Cares

18 years of public service: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

As a project manager and senior policy analyst at GAO, I have led numerous reviews for Congress evaluating the effectiveness of government programs. Through extensive research and analysis, I have made dozens of recommendations for improvement that have been implemented by federal agencies—and saved taxpayers millions of dollars.

 

​Serving on the TCAPS Board of Education would allow me to contribute my professional experience to our local community. 

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Relevant experience to contribute to the TCAPS Board of Education

  • Active parent of two TCAPS students (currently finishing 3rd and 6th grades)

  • Classroom volunteer/tutor (since 2013)

  • Regularly attend TCAPS BOE meetings

  • Past PTO Vice President

  • Battle of the Books coach (2019)

  • Chaperone for student field trips

  • Proud supporter of Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center, Traverse Area District Library, City Opera House "Seats 4 Kids," Interlochen Public Radio, National Writer Series, and Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND EDUCATION
BOARD MEMBER
(since 2017)
  • Assist the Executive Director and staff in updating the strategic plan, developing evaluation and performance measures, and monitoring progress on an ongoing basis.

  • Serve on the Education Committee to help identify ways to improve the organization's outreach and impact on school-age children.

  • Recruited new TCAPS classrooms to take field trips, making curriculum connections through exploration of outdoor art, nature, and Michigan history. 

MEMBER, IMPACT 100 TC and its ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
  • All-women's organization that raises and distributes more than $300,000 annually in "transformational" grants to non-profit organizations in the 5-county area.​

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 
  • BA, Economics 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, PARKS & RECREATION DEPT., Astoria, Oregon
  • Appointed by the Mayor to advise City Council on issues related to a vast network of  facilities.

  • Evaluated and provided input on the development of the Parks & Rec Department's first-ever Master Plan, which involved extensive community outreach. 

  • Represented working parents and made recommendations regarding, costs vs. benefits of services based on usage, income generation, and maintenance needs. 

  • One of 24 women and men selected from across the state to learn about current political and policy issues and effective governance.

  • Since 1992, nearly 600 MPLP graduates have put the skills and relationships acquired through the program to work in their communities and in statewide office.

MSU'S MICHIGAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
2018 Fellow

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© 2020 Paid for by: Committee to Elect Josey Ballenger for TCAPS

P.O. Box 2402

Traverse City, MI 49684

 

Email: JoseyBallengerForTCAPS@gmail.com