Livingston County recently announced the appointment of Halley Torres as this year’s Dominic F. Mazza County Management Fellow.
Torres is a Master of Public Administration (MPA) candidate at Northern Arizona University. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and has worked with various human service agencies, including as a program and grant manager for national public health nonprofits.
Livingston County created the Dominic F. Mazza County Management Fellowship in May 2018. The fellowship program is named for Livingston’s first County Administrator, Dominic F. “Nick” Mazza, who served with distinction from 1989 to 2009. Mazza is a well-respected public servant, ICMA-credentialed manager, and former president of the New York State City/County Management Association.
Livingston County designed the fellowship program for students of public administration with career interests in local government. The fellowship is a paid, part-time position working directly with the County Administrator.
“We are very proud to offer this fellowship to MPA candidates like Halley,” said Livingston County Administrator Ian M. Coyle. “It offers practical experience in learning the intricacies of county management in a progressive, award-winning local government organization. To date, two recipients have completed the fellowship, with one of them securing a full-time position with Livingston County.”
Torres said, “I am grateful to Livingston County, Mr. Coyle, and Mr. Mazza for the inspiration behind this fellowship, which acknowledges the impact of deliberate mentorship on tomorrow’s public servants. I’m excited to join the ranks of local government where the most direct and citizen-focused work gets accomplished, and to serve the County honorably in this role.”