Anna Fontus

Anna Fontus

Policy Manager, Capitol Impact

Community Engagement Liaison

Anna joined Metro EDGE in 2015 because she was seeking a place to connect with the amazing organizations, movements, and most importantly, community that Sacramento has to offer.  After 4 years of leading policy initiatives for a coalition of educators, researchers, employers and community organizations, she realized the impact of maximizing interactions with different cultures and people—in Metro EDGE she found a place to bring those impacts to her personal career. Anna’s EDGE path has taken her to serving on internal committees, shaping regional policy platforms, an appointment to the Board of Paratransit, Inc. by the City of Sacramento, and advocating for the region in DC. Despite the professional transformation EDGE’s activities have facilitated, she most values her new friendships and how much easier the professional landscape is to navigate because of them.

Anna’s focus in the upcoming year will be to bolster EDGE’s capacity to not only “bring in” people from the greater Sacramento area, but to ensure EDGE is present and making connections in more places and spaces than ever before! (Side note: she hopes you read the end of that sentence in a *to infinity and beyond!* voice)

When she’s not at work or at a Metro EDGE event, you can find her working out with her friends, eating at a local restaurant (her eyes are usually bigger than her stomach), complaining that Sacramento needs more places to dance, or researching policy issues at The Mill, her favorite coffee shop.

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