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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Maynard

AveNew Solutions Selected by City of Lancaster for Groundbreaking Performance Metrics Implementation Projects

Lancaster, CA – AveNew Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of innovative solutions for organizational excellence, is proud to announce its selection by the City of Lancaster to spearhead two transformative projects: the Lancaster Police Department Performance Metrics Implementation and Optimization and the Human Resources Department Performance Metrics Implementation and Optimization.


Under the visionary leadership of co-CEOs Barbara Maynard and Rick Bender, AveNew will introduce its groundbreaking engagement platform, Awespira, to revolutionize employee engagement within the City of Lancaster. The implementation of Awespira will not only enhance employee engagement but also provide the City of Lancaster with invaluable data insights. Through advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, AveNew will empower the City to optimize its performance metrics and drive data-informed decisions across all departments.


Barbara Maynard, a seasoned veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the public sector – both inside and through public employee unions – brings a deep understanding of service delivery and the sworn and civilian employees who provide the service and a passion for community development and empowerment. Maynard's leadership will ensure the success of both projects.


Rick Bender brings over three decades of expertise in organizational excellence, reengineering, and employee wellness. Recognizing the evolving landscape of employee engagement, Bender has developed strategies to address the unique challenges posed by the pandemic and the dominance of social media.


Critical to AveNew’s success is its partnership with Humanity HR, led by Kayla Bartel, a renowned HR professional with over 20 years of experience. Bartel's commitment to building relationships and fostering cultural health will be instrumental in driving continuous improvement within the City of Lancaster.


For the Lancaster Police Department Performance Metrics Implementation and Optimization project, AveNew has partnered with retired LASD Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers. With unparalleled experience in law enforcement and public safety, Rogers will play a pivotal role in shaping the project's success.


"We are honored to partner with the City of Lancaster and our incredible team on these transformative projects," said Barbara Maynard, co-CEO of AveNew Solutions. "With our innovative solutions and unparalleled expertise, we are confident in our ability to exceed the City’s goals and drive continuous improvement across all departments."

"I am thrilled to announce our partnership with the City of Lancaster to implement transformative metrics aimed at driving organizational change,” said Rick Bender, co-CEO of AveNew Solutions. “Through this collaboration, we are committed to leveraging data-driven insights to empower the City to achieve its strategic objectives and enhance community impact. Together, we embark on a journey of innovation and excellence, forging a path towards a brighter future for Lancaster and beyond."


“In response to the visionary leadership of Mayor R. Rex Parris and the Lancaster City Council, and the City's commitment to combatting crime, I am thrilled to join forces with the City of Lancaster to further strengthen its law enforcement capabilities,” said Todd Rogers. “By leveraging AveNew's expertise and innovative solutions, we aim to optimize the performance metrics of the Lancaster Police Department and drive meaningful impact within the community,”

"As City Manager, I am excited to welcome AveNew Solutions, LLC to the City of Lancaster. Their innovative approach to performance metrics will be instrumental in enhancing our Lancaster Police and Human Resources departments. This collaboration underscores our commitment to leveraging advanced technology and data analytics to drive continuous improvement and better serve our community. I would like to extend my gratitude to Mayor R. Rex Parris and the Lancaster City Council for their continuous support and visionary leadership in making such partnerships possible," said Lancaster City Manager Jason Caudle.




About AveNew Solutions, LLC

AveNew Solutions, LLC is a leading provider of innovative solutions for organizational excellence. With a commitment to driving continuous improvement and fostering employee engagement, AveNew empowers organizations to achieve their goals and thrive in today's rapidly evolving landscape. Visit us at


About The City of Lancaster

Lancaster is a diverse community of nearly 170,000, leading the future through science, technology, art, culture, and collaboration. Home to astronauts, rocket scientists, families, and innovative businesses large and small, we are leading the USA with innovation. Combined with spectacular landscapes and clean air, Lancaster has the confidence, expertise, spirit, and imagination to transform tomorrow. We are: Creating a better tomorrow. Visit us at



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