PAST EVENT

Feb 4 - 5, 2014

Agenda

Tuesday Feb 04

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15AM

Welcome


Introduction By:
9:15 - 10:15AM

The Spirit of Public Service

Nobody goes to work for the government to get rich. Whether you work in a 911 call center, on a public works crew or... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Emily Rahimi - Social Media Manager, New York City Fire Department
  • Jose Cisneros - Treasurer, City & County of San Francisco, California
  • Kathy Nesbitt - Executive Director, Department of Personnel and Administration, State of Colorado
  • L. Brooks Patterson - County Executive, Oakland County, Michigan
10:15 - 10:30AM

Break

10:30 - 11:45AM

Reinventing Government: What Worked and What's Next?

Twenty-two years ago Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector by David Osborne and Ted Gaebler launched what was then dubbed... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Elaine C. Kamarck - Senior fellow in the Governance Studies, Brookings & Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management
  • Hon. Stacey Y. Abrams - House Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives
  • Honorable Richard J. Berry - Mayor, City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Rick Cole - Deputy Mayor for Budget & Innovation, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Ted Gaebler - City Manager, former City Manager, City of Rancho Cordova, California
11:45 - 12:15PM

State and Local Governments: What Will Be No-Frills News in 2014?

Television is still hugely influential in shaping public opinion but we are a long ways from the days of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley.... more


Speakers:
  • Joie Chen - Host of "America Tonight", Al-Jazeera America
12:15 - 12:30PM

Break

12:30 - 1:15PM

Lunch

1:15 - 1:45PM

Hovey-Harkness Award

Presented by Governing in recognition of excellence in political investigative journalism.... more

1:45 - 2:15PM

StateStat and CitiStat and Citizen-Focused Government

A little over 20 years ago two important new ways of looking at government began to transform the way we think about governments and their... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
2:15 - 2:30PM

Break

2:30 - 3:15PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Beyond the Spreadsheet: Leadership and the CFO

Government finance executives in state and local governments are finding themselves facing new challenges as their roles grow and evolve. They find themselves moving... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Chelsa Wagner - County Controller, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Jeff DeWitt - Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia
  • Lois Scott - Chief Financial Officer, City of Chicago, Illinois
 

Cyber Security: One of the Nation's Most Serious Challenges

As the National Conference of State Legislatures and a number of other city, county and state organizations wrote to the United States Congress, "The security... more


Moderated by:
  • Todd Sander - Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Panelists:
  • Andre' Allen, CISSP-ISSMP, CISM, CEA - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), City of Houston
  • Doug Robinson - Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
  • Jonathan Trull - Chief Information Security Officer, Governor's Office of Information Technology, State of Colorado
  • Joyce Starosciak - IT Manager, Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center, City of Sacramento, California
 

FutureStructure: Infrastructure for 21st Century Communities

America's 21st century infrastructure renewal will cost billions of dollars, involve government leaders at all jurisdictional levels and engage the best minds of our planning,... more


Moderated by:
  • Bob Graves - Associate Director, Governing Institute

Panelists:
  • George Hawkins, Esq. - General Manager, Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), District of Columbia
  • Michael Mucha - Chief Engineer & Director, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Yvonne Castillo - Director, State & Local Relations, The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
 

Workforce and Succession Planning

According to the State Government Workforce Project, the long-awaited outflow of droves of retirees, coupled with the potential of an improving economy could easily conspire... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
3:20 - 4:05PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Trends in City and County Finance

Overall, property taxes and intergovernmental revenue are the largest sources of revenue for cities and counties and both remain under pressure as they slowly recover... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Harry E. Black - Director of Finance, City of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Ivan Samstein - Chief Financial Officer, Bureau of Finance, Cook County
  • Jose Cisneros - Treasurer, City & County of San Francisco, California
 

Innovation and Success in Economic Development

They've always said the three most important elements of real estate are location, location and location. In politics these days, the three big words are... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
 

FutureStructure: Transportation Infrastructure for the 21st Century

Record ridership for Amtrak, unprecedented year-over-year declines in vehicle miles driven, new "intelligent infrastructure" designs and a proliferation of innovative revenue and capital financing schemes... more


Moderated by:
  • Bob Graves - Associate Director, Governing Institute

Panelists:
  • Allen Biehler - Executive Director, University Transportation Center, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Gabe Klein - former Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago, Illinois
  • Karmen Fore - Transportation Policy Advisor, Office of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
 

New Frontiers: Healthcare in 2014

President Truman and then President Clinton tried to pass some sort of national healthcare plan but neither succeeded. President Obama got it done but... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D. - Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Larry Goolsby - Director of Strategic Initiatives, American Public Human Services Association
  • Matt Salo - Executive Director, Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
4:10 - 5:00PM

"American Nations" - The Power of Regionalism over Federal and Local Politics

Award-winning journalist and author of "American Nations," Colin Woodard will discuss the true fault lines along which our country's distinct identities, ideological divisions and cultural... more


Speakers:
  • Colin Woodard - Author and Journalist, State and National Affairs Writer for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram
5:00 PM

Reception

Wednesday Feb 05

Time Session
7:30 - 8:00AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45AM

Early Bird Concurrent Sessions

 

Procurement: Road Block or Building Block?

Many of those in private industry who are trying to do business with state and local governments and lots of public officials as well complain... more


Moderated by:
  • Dugan Petty - Senior Fellow, Governing Institute, former Chief Information Officer, State of Oregon

Panelists:
  • David P. Gragan - Senior Procurement Executive, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Dianne Lancaster - Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Financial Office - Procurement Policy, Oregon Department of Administrative Services
  • Richard Pennington - former Purchasing Director, State of Colorado, Counsel for the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization
  • Story Bellows - Co-Director, Mayor's Office of Urban Mechanics, City of Philadelphia
 

Pensions: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

Nearly every state and many city and county governments have enacted pension reforms over the last few years and yet analysts still regard pension and... 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:
  • Chris Tobe - former Trustee, Kentucky Retirement Systems & Senior Consultant, The Hackett Group, Kentucky
  • John Sugden - Senior Director, U.S. Public Finance for Standard & Poor's Rating Services
  • Keith Brainard - Director of Research, National Association of State Retirement Administrators
 

Public Safety: Strategies for Staying Safe While Cutting Costs

As states and cities have been forced to cut budgets over the last years, one of the most sacrosanct fields has been public safety. But... more


Moderated by:
  • Todd Sander - Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Panelists:
  • Adam Gelb - Director, Public Safety Performance Project, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Cathy L. Lanier - Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department, The District of Columbia
  • Emily Rahimi - Social Media Manager, New York City Fire Department
  • Marc Mauer - Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
 

Labor, Management and Good Governance

Of all the relationships formed by cities, counties and states, one of the least understood is that with unions. The typical assumption is that this... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Barry Bluestone - Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy & Russell B. and Andree B. Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, Northeastern University
  • Meredith Weenick - Chief Financial Officer, City of Boston
8:45 - 9:00AM

Welcome


Moderated by:
9:00 - 10:00AM

Politics and Policy: Setting the Stage for 2014

Huge changes in the healthcare arena, recovering revenues for state governments but a cloudier picture for local governments, demographic shifts, and ever-louder disagreement over education... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Dan Crippen, Ph.D. - Executive Director, National Governors Association
  • David Adkins - Executive Director, Council of State Governments
  • Elizabeth K. Kellar - Deputy Executive Director, ICMA; President & CEO Center for State and Local Government Excellence
  • Marcia Howard - Director, Federal Funds Information for States
  • Matthew Chase - Executive Director, National Association of Counties
10:00 - 10:45AM

All the Excitement We Can Stand: The Muni Market in 2014

The SEC proposed legislation giving it authority to regulate municipal debt issuance, the feds talked about taking away the tax exemption for municipal bonds and... 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:
  • Ivan Samstein - Chief Financial Officer, Bureau of Finance, Cook County
  • John S. Craft - Director of Business Development, TheMuniCenter LLC
  • Ritta McLaughlin - Chief Education Officer, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
10:30 - 10:45AM

Break

11:00 - 12:00PM

Education: The Core Arguments About Common Core

Is the Common Core a state-driven plan for improving the academic performance of American students and strengthening our global economic competitiveness or a federally driven... more


Moderated by:
  • Alan Cox - Senior Vice President, Center for Digital Education

Panelists:
  • Elaine Weiss, Ph.D. - National Coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, Economic Policy Institute
  • Randi Weingarten - President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Honorable Roy Romer - Special Advisor, The College Board, Former Governor of Colorado and Former Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
12:00 - 12:15PM

Wrap Up


Moderated by:

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