ICMA's Governmental Affairs & Policy Committee will be convening Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Hilton Market II for it's annual kick-off meeting. The meeting is open to all ICMA members.
8:30-9:00 Meet and Greet
9:00-9:30 Welcome and Introductions (Richard Brown, Incoming GAPC Chair and City Manager, East Providence, Rhode Island; Patrick Urich, Outgoing GAPC Chair and County Administrator, Peoria County, Illinois; and Scott Hancock, Outgoing GAPC Vice-Chair and Executive Director, Maryland Municipal League): Thank you to outgoing committee chair, vice-chair, and members; welcome to new committee members.
Interactive Quiz (Beth Kellar, Deputy Executive Director, ICMA)
GAPC Pep Talk (Richard Brown, Patrick Urich, Scott Hancock)
9:30-10:00 ICMA White Paper Updates
- Form of Government Quality of Life (Josh Franzel, Public Policy, ICMA)
- Sustainability Metrics (Tad McGalliard, Director of Sustainability, ICMA)
10:00-10:30 Report from the Leagues (Don Borut, Executive Director, National League of Cities): Talking points may include:
- Deficit Reduction Commission’s December report –what may lie ahead for local governments
- Implications of the mid-term elections
- State-local relationships
- Pension issues and preliminary view from GASB
10:30-11:00 GAO Presentation (Michelle Sager, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office, via teleconference): GAO’s work on local government finances and the fiscal impacts of state and federal financial situations; review of July 2010 report Fiscal Pressures Could Have Implications for Future Delivery of Intergovernmental Programs.
11:00-11:30 Reports from the Field and Small Group Discussion: One-minute updates from committee members serving on external advisory boards and committees; small group discussion as time permits.