My OHIO MPA Experience – Thomas Raabe

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I want to make the decisions that affect my family and my neighbors. Day one as a student I was working with the mayor’s partnership for progress. I’d say I was pretty timid of city officials and mayor’s. In general the mayor’s partnership really challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and work with these city officials and mayor’s that I had once been timid of before this year working with senior administrators at Ohio University. It’s made me more confident when I’m going into meetings speaking up and not being just a shy note-taker in the background. I’m voicing my opinions and getting out of my comfort zone really helped me with.