Angelina Coffey, Administrative Services Officer at the Nevada County Probation Department, was selected as the Probation Business Managers Association (PBMA) member of the year. PBMA was established to support the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) by providing a statewide forum for Probation Business Managers to consolidate and share their expertise. It also considers statewide unified approaches to such issues as budget development and monitoring, revenue forecasting, grantsmanship, personnel management, legislative bill interpretation and implementation, operational analysis, accounting services, procurement practices, office automation, and other administrative issues common to criminal and juvenile justice agencies. Angelina was recognized at the annual CPOC awards ceremony in Redding on December 9, 2021.
The nomination for Angelina from her peers read, "This year, from mid-May through late August, Ms. Coffey seamlessly stepped into the Interim PBMA President role to lead the association. This is especially notable as she has directed and overseen all the tasks needed to organize this year’s Fall Conference. In doing so, Ms. Coffey has faced many challenges, several of which have been caused by or resultant of COVID-19. She is calm and collected under pressure, and she exudes strong leadership. She has had to make many important and critical decisions. Through it all, she balanced decisiveness with seeking membership input. She manages her departmental responsibilities while completing every PBMA assignment, meeting every deadline required of her. She keeps the membership well-informed and even helps lead the North, Bay Area, and Sacramento joint-regional meetings, providing support to the newer regional chairs.
Ms. Coffey is companionate and kind. I have witnessed several occasions in which she checks on others who are experiencing challenges, such as impacts from this year’s fires. She often volunteers to be a helping hand, whether she feels equipped or not; she will “figure it out” with you.
She sets a great example for new and veteran members, alike. Specifically, her commitment to the association is unwavering. This year, she stepped up to be the PBMA Vice President before there were guidelines in place to allow her to act in the role, officially. As a testament to her impact on PBMA, association members overwhelmingly voted to add a clause in the Articles of Association that would allow members who had previously served as chair of a committee the ability to serve on the Executive Committee."
Congratulations to Angelina Coffey for her dedication and passion for probation and for reflecting the values of Nevada County.