GSE student Breckany Eckhardt will be honored with a National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) Collaborative Governance Service Award on October 28, 2010. According to NPCC Training Program Coordinator Mari Saint-Pierre, the award honors students who contribute “time, energy, enthusiasm, and valuable skills in a collaborative effort in service to the state of Oregon.”
Ms. Eckhardt is a Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education (PACE) masters student at PSU. She has also completed the annual NPCC collaborative governance training.
“Though our typical student participants hail from conflict resolution or public administration where they’ve gained prior experience in mediation, Breckany held her own during the team and role-play exercises, and showed a great deal of enthusiasm for the work we do. It wasn’t long before Breckany was placed on multiple projects, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about her from all involved.”
Training Program Coordinator, National Policy Consensus Center
PSU Hatfield School of Government
Award recipients were selected based on their work on NPCC projects during the 2009-2010 year. During her internship with NPCC, Ms. Eckhardt has been involved in numerous projects, including:
- Oregon Solutions: Statewide Forest Health Collaborative Project
- Policy Consensus Institute (PCI)/ NPCC: Performance Measures Project
- Oregon Solutions: Metropolitan Transportation Collaborative Governance Study
- PCI: Andrus Family Fund Project
Congratulations to Ms. Eckhardt and the other PSU recipients on receiving this honor for the time and energy they devoted to NPCC projects last year.