Doug Walker, Deputy County Executive, County of Albemarle, VA


  • Understanding of the roots of public service going back to the Athenian oath
  • Practitioner example of how Albemarle County used this activity in creating and defining their values
  • Reminder of the value of public service
  • Write a version of the Athenian oath that is reflective of your group’s core beliefs about citizenship and public service


Public service is a calling.  Leadership is getting people to own and mobilize around collective values. In this session, discover how powerfully public service and leadership can  come together.