PAST EVENT

Sep 17 - 18, 2013

Agenda

Tuesday Sep 17

Time Session
8:30 - 9:00AM

Networking Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:05AM

Welcome


Speakers:
9:05 - 10:00AM

One Governor's Perspective - Paying for "the America that Works": 21st-Century State Revenue Structures

In the introduction to a special report entitled "The America that Works," The Economist reported that "while the federal government twiddles its thumbs, states and... more


Moderated by:
Speakers:
10:00 - 10:15AM

Group discussion


Moderated by:
10:15 - 10:30AM

Break

10:30 - 11:30AM

Paying for "the America that Works": The View from Local Government

It is not just state governments that need to modernize their revenue structures. Local governments also have revenue structures that are increasingly out of sync... more


Moderated by:
Speakers:
11:30 - 11:45AM

Group Discussion


Moderated by:
11:45 - 12:45PM

Lunch

12:45 - 1:45PM

The Great Debate - Fiscal Distress and State Intervention: Does it Work?

From the Municipal Assistance Corporation put in place to deal with the fiscal crisis in New York City in the middle 1970s to the recently... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
1:45 - 2:00PM

Group discussion


Moderated by:
2:15 - 2:30PM

Break

2:30 - 3:30PM

On the Launching Pad: Medicaid and the Health Exchanges

The Affordable Care Act has launched an unprecedented era of expansion, innovation, risk and potential benefit in the delivery of health and human services. The... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Andy Allison - Arkansas Medicaid Director
  • Christine C. Ferguson, JD. - Director, Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange, Office of the Governor, State of Rhode Island
  • Ivan Samstein - Chief Financial Officer, Bureau of Finance, Cook County
  • Matt Salo - Executive Director, Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
3:30 - 3:45PM

Group Discussion


Moderated by:
3:45 - 4:45PM

Common Goals - Coordinated Efforts: Achieving Strength through Regional Collaboration

Today managing well is a necessary but not sufficient condition for delivering the outcomes the public wants in economic development and quality of life. Social... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
4:45 - 5:00PM

Group Discussion


Moderated by:
5:00 - 6:30PM

Reception

The Source by Wolfgang Puck Join the GOVERNING staff, our sponsors, our speakers and your colleagues as we recap the highlights of the day over drinks... more

Wednesday Sep 18

Time Session
8:30 - 9:00AM

Networking and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15AM

Welcome


Speakers:
9:15 - 10:15AM

Pensions, Healthcare and Other Post-Employment Benefit Costs: Mounting Pressure

Virtually every state and most local governments have seen some sort of pension reform since the beginning of the Great Recession. In many cases, rigorous... more


Moderated by:
  • Justin Marlowe, Ph.D. - Senior Fellow, Governing Institute and Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Civic Engagement, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Panelists:
10:15 - 10:30AM

Group discussion


Moderated by:
10:30 - 10:45AM

Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Workforce Management - Optimizing High Performance Government

Under pressure to provide quality services with shrinking resources, governments face an exigent need not only to attract and retain talented and motivated staff but... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Donald F. Steuer - Assistant Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Operating Officer, County of San Diego, CA
  • John E. Nixon, CPA - Director, Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan
  • John Thomason - State Cards Program Manager, Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), State of Georgia
  • Theresa Reno-Weber - Chief of Performance Improvement, Office of the Mayor, Louisville, KY
11:45 - 12:00PM

Group Discussion


Moderated by:
12:00 PM

Adjourn

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