Executive Director | Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership
Ashley Trim is the executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership. She is a national writer and speaker on public engagement and transparency issues. She also coordinates Davenport’s grant programs, training seminars and events and oversees the Institute’s research and engagement projects. Trim co-designed and serves as an instructor for the Professional Certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government and teaches a graduate course in Public Engagement at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Trim spearheads Davenport Institute collaborative partnerships with various organizations committed to improving engagement between citizens and government. Trim has a BA in government from Patrick Henry College and an MPP from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy.
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