My Departure… Please Don’t Stop!


As you may have heard, I’ll be leaving my position as director for education and outreach here at DBO, and my last day is coming up on Friday, April 13!

Starting Monday, April 16, I will serve as the assistant director of marketing and communications for the California Complete Count Census.

My email will be I also have a gmail account that is already available, We’ll have a website up soon ( but for now, you can learn about the 2020 Census and how you can partner to help the effort by visiting We’ll be on social media soon as well (Census 2020 – California Complete Count). I’ll be conducting convenings around the state, so please look for invitations to participate. I hope to see some of you there!

Before setting off, I wanted to reach out to you and let you know how great it’s been to work with you and for some, our work will continue. I have enjoyed collaborating with you on financial education activities. This has been a valuable career experience, a total of 18 years with DFI (2001-2014) and DBO (2014-2018). 

Together, we  launched California Financial Literacy Month in April 2001, we visited schools and classrooms, we conducted hundreds of events (and attended thousands!) to help consumers improve their financial futures, and we received awards and recognition for our web, marketing and outreach projects, including a GOLD Award for this blog from the State Information Officers Council.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. And if you need to reach DBO, please email


Alana Golden


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