2016-10-26 National Governors Association

NGA Participates in Forum on Presidential Transition’s Impact on Local Governments

On Oct. 24, 2016, the National Governors Association (NGA), in partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and the George Mason University’s School of Policy and Government, participated in the event “Presidential Transition: Impact on Local Governments.”

The event included discussions on public financing, transportation and infrastructure, and public safety and criminal justice with featured panelists and subject-matter experts. Michelle Sager, director of the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Economic Opportunity division, discussed how the transition will affect public financing. Sager highlighted the state and fiscal outlook model, as well as how states continue to face fiscal pressures driven largely by increasing health care costs for employees and retirees. Overall, though, she said the long-term outlook for states was positive.

The event was part of NAPA’s Transition 2016 initiative, which is designed to advise the incoming Administration on effective management improvement initiatives, overcoming government management challenges and identifying and filling key presidentially appointed management positions.

To learn more about NGA’s Economic Opportunity division, click here.

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