The Albert G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government award is given to an MPA student who demonstrates interest in local government and public sector service. Awards (“Fellowships”) will defray living or academic related expenses. The award was established in 1998 to honor the distinguished service of Al Ilg as the Town Manager of Windsor for 32 years.
Albert G. Ilg: Prior to his service as Town Manager of Windsor, Connecticut, Al Ilg served as the Assistant City Manager of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, after serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy. In 2002, Al’s expertise was called upon to serve as an Interim City Manager of Hartford, and in September 2005, Al was appointed by the Governor to the “State Contracting Reform Standards Board.” Al received a B.A. in Political Science from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in Government Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. For many years, Al has been a friend of the School of Public Policy, speaking in our speaker series and connecting students and alumni with job opportunities. He also supports the Albert Ilg Award, presented annually to a student with outstanding interest in local government.
Jon M. Trister, MPA ‘23
Jon Trister has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Charter Oak State College and is currently working towards a Master of Public Administration from the UConn School of Public Policy. Jon went back to college in his 30’s after a successful career in sales to pursue a career in public service. Jon is a very active member of his Newington community. He currently serves as a member of the Town Planning and Zoning Commission, and he also serves on the Board of Directors for the local youth soccer club. After graduation Jon plans to have a long career in public service advocating for policies that he is passionate about.
Kylee A. Dostie, MPP ‘23
Kylee Dostie has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, and is now a first-year student in the UConn Master of Public Policy program. She holds a position in the Town of Scotland as the Special Assistant to the First Selectman, where she applies her analytical and technological skills to assist the needs of the town. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in research for human rights and how the affect on social policy.