Summit on Financial Leadership 2017

Sep 13 - 14, 2017
New York, NY


Governing is honored to host our 2017 Summit on Financial Leadership in New York City – in partnership with Richard Ravitch, former Lt. Governor, State of New York.

The Summit is Governing’s premier gathering of state & local finance leaders. Each year, the Summit brings together a select audience of senior state and local finance officials and public finance experts for a “meeting of the minds” on key fiscal issues and emerging trends. We look at the main cost drivers, policy debates, and pain points in state and local government but also explore those challenges in the context of evolving social, political and economic pressures and long-term trends. Today more than ever, tough financial decisions and prudent fiscal management require strategic vision, political acumen, and a willingness to challenge the status-quo. Governing’s Summit on Financial Leadership offers a unique space for big-picture conversations and impact-focused ideas.

The overall theme of the Summit is Federalism through the Lens of Finance: Dynamics Between Cities, States, and the Federal Government Around the Key Fiscal Issues of our Time. 

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The Water Club

500 East 30th St.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 545-1155

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Summit Exhibitors Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: September 13 & 14, 2017

This is an invitation-only event. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Katie Howard .

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:
Katie Howard
Phone: (916) 932-1421
E-mail: khoward@governing.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: heather.earney@governing.com


The Water Club

500 East 30th St.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 545-1155

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**Note the event location is not the same as the host hotel Spring Hill Marriot (1.2 miles). Please allow ample time to travel between hotel and venue. NYC traffic is jammed – walking is fastest option if weather permits, Uber and Lyft or taxi options.

Host Hotel

Spring Hill Suites Marriott New York Midtown/5th Avenue
25 West 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
Reservations: (212) 391-2255 or (888) 287-94400
$369 (**if you have a government ID – please present at check-in for tax exemption)
Cut-off: August 21, 2017

You may book online at Summit on Financial Leadership Room Rate.
Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes. After the cut-off date the rate is subject to space and rate availability basis. It is possible for the group rate to sell out before the cut-off date. If the room block sells out prior to cut-off date, rate is subject to best available rate.

Governing has secured a small block of rooms at the event hotel (Spring Hill Suites Marriott). Please reference “e.Republic/Governing Summit on Financial Leadership” when making your reservation. The room block and rate are valid over the event dates of Sept. 12-14. If you request dates outside these dates, rate is subject to change.

**Please allow adequate time from hotel to event location at the Water Club. Walking distance from the hotel to the Water Club is 1.2 miles (approximately 20 minutes). Walking is the fastest option if weather permits due to congested NYC traffic. If traveling by car – make sure to double the estimated time.

Hotel Parking

Valet Parking is available $70.00 daily for all vehicles. No in/out privileges.


The Water Club

By Car:
Please check google maps for the best directions depending on where you are coming from into Manhattan (the Water Club is on the East River off the FDR between 28th-32nd St.)

By Foot – from the host hotel:
If weather permits this is the fastest route – approximate walking time 20 minutes)
Walk East on 34th Street (towards the FDR Highway). Cross underneath the FDR towards the 34th Heliport, turn right, walk south through heliport driveway and into The Water Club’s parking lot (There are signs directing pedestrians to the Water Club).

Public Transit (within Manhattan):

-Take the 6 Train to the 33rd Street stop. Walk east along 34th Street, cross underneath the FDR towards the 34th Heliport, turn right, walk south through heliport driveway and into The Water Club’s parking lot.

-Take the 6 Train to the 23rd Street stop. Walk east along 25th Street, cross over the FDR via the elevated walkway. The 25th street crossover leads to the plaza level not the street level. you must take the ramp down to the street level to get to the Water Club.

-Take the M34 bus which has a LAST STOP at 34st and East River. Then walk SOUTH along the River two blocks to The Water Club.

-Take the M34A MTA bus to the East River & 29th Street stop. Walk north along the East River one block.

Parking - The Water Club: 
Valet Parking Available