James Madison University


March 4th at James Madison University

Site Leaders

Jennifer Rose

Jennifer Rose






Site Logistics

Friday evening reception address:

Lakeview Hall in the JMU X-Labs, 298 Port Republic Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Saturday competition address:

Same as the Friday reception:

Lakeview Hall in the JMU X-Labs, 298 Port Republic Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The competition is from 8-4, please plan to arrive by 7:45 with your laptop and charger.

Hotel recommendations:

Hotel Madison is on campus, meets the GSA rates, and supports a pedestrian experience on campus and with the historic downtown.


  • Kristen Esquivel - Penn State Harrisburg
  • Amie Fuller - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Tatiana Galdamez - University of Delaware
  • Erin Goodyear - University of Delaware
  • Zane Poffenberger - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Lochinvar Sloan - James Madison University


A very big thank you to all of our volunteer judges. Without them, the simulation competition would not be possible.

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    Vickie Tyler Carnegie

    (she/her) MPA Graduate Program Director; Old Dominion University

    Vickie Carnegie is a Lecturer and Graduate Program Director of the Master of Public Administration Program at the School of Public Service (SPS) in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Her area of expertise is social equity in Public Administration, particularly examining the intersection of race, government responsiveness, and decision-making.

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    Tyler Clark

    (he/him) Captain; City of Waynesboro, Virginia

    My name is Tyler Clark and I am a Firefighter/Paramedic in the Shenandoah Valley. I am employed by the City of Waynesboro as a Captain who oversees the operation of the Department’s “A-Shift.” I grew up in the Valley, but before coming to Waynesboro, I worked for the District of Columbia’s Fire Department for four years. I am a Double Duke that finished my MPA at James Madison University in the Spring of 2020.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions and Guidelines

The health and safety of all participants are a top priority. Vaccinations, boosters, and masks are not required for competition attendance, however, they are highly recommended. 

To protect not only the NASPAA community but the ones in which we live, let's work together to minimize the spread. Throughout the competition, please follow these safety tips:

  • Before leaving home:
    • Take a COVID test.
    • Consider getting vaccinated and boosted.
    • If you are not feeling well and are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, consider staying home.
    • Pack clean masks to wear indoors and during travel to the competition site.
  • While traveling:
    • Wear a mask in airports and while on public transportation.
    • Wash your hands frequently.
  • During the competition:
    • Wash your hands frequently.
    • Use hand sanitizer.
    • Wear well-fitted face masks
    • When possible during after-hour events, sit outside and/or practice social distancing.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (runny nose, body aches, loss of smell/taste, cough, chills, fever, etc) during your time at the competition, please isolate yourself and notify your site leaders.