Creston Whiting-Casey Principal Clerk, Assembly Daily File, California State Assembly
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you work?
What do you do for fun?
I grew up in the City of Pacific Grove in the Monterey Bay area
and went to Sacramento State for college in 2006. I graduated
in 2011 with two bachelor’s degrees, one in government and one
in psychology. In 2015, I attained a Master’s in Public Policy
and Administration. I currently work for the California State
Assembly in the Chief Clerk’s Office as a Principal Manager at
the Assembly Desk. My main responsibility is to produce the
Assembly Daily File publication, which is the master agenda for
the entire Assembly. For fun, I love intramural sports,
participating in community service events, watching movies, and
playing video games.
What motivated you to join United Way’s Young Leaders
My main motivation for joining YLS was to get more involved in
United Way’s spectacular philanthropies and volunteer events.
From their Christmas giftwrapping event for foster youth to
breaking ground at Bell Avenue Elementary for a school garden,
I always feel like I am making a very positive impact on my
What’s the best advice you’ve ever
The greatest gift we have is our ability to choose how we
think. Since our thoughts define our reality, you can decide
which type of reality you want to have. By choosing a positive
thought over a negative one, you will not only improve your
life, but also the lives around you.
What would you say to other young professionals looking
to get involved in the community?
You have to actively seek volunteer opportunities and step out
of your comfort zone.
If you could change one thing about our community, what
would it be and why?
I believe that in some respects the Sacramento community is
divided. This division can be apparent across social,
religious, cultural, ethnic, political, and income bounds. Most
neighborhoods I have lived in are very diverse, which I think
is amazing and one of the best strengths of Sacramento.
However, I am not sure that these communities are experiencing
enough outreach between one another to share commonality as a
“Sacramentan”. I have unfortunately seen that different groups
of people tend to become more siloed within communities they
identify as. I believe that having cross-cultural events that
bring neighbors together for common goals, philanthropic
causes, and for family fun will make Sacramento a happier place
to live and for the lines of division to be broken down. I hope
one day Sacramento can be the best example for the world that
people who are completely different in every imaginable way can
come together to live happily, peacefully, and
Favorite Book and TV Show:
Lost Stars from Claudia Gray and The Walking Dead (love and
hate relationship for that one!)
Little known fact:
I have a deeply rooted, absolutely insatiable, kinda-sorta
crazy mouthwatering love for pickles.