AKEN Goes to Washington

08 Feb 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous
During the 2013 American Evaluation Annual Conference in Washington DC, the local affiliateWashington Evaluators Group coordinated an effort for "Evaluators to Visit Capitol Hill" (EVCH). Using webinars and other distance technology, they trained evaluators from around the nation on how to contact their representatives and discuss the importance of evaluating government programs for better management and accountability.

AKEN Representatives met with staffers from Senator MurkowskiSenator Begich, and Congressman Young's  offices, to highlight the utility of evaluation for government decision-making nationally and talk about evaluation capacity and efforts in Alaska. The staffers were interested in our group and look forward to learning more evaluation in Alaska!

Karen McCarthy, a staffer in Senator Murkowski's office, suggested AKEN consider putting together an occasional newsletter highlighting the work of our members.  If you would be interested in coordinating of contributing to such an AKEN newsletter/brief, please drop us an email at alaskaeval@gmail.com.

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