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CEOs Invited to Convening 2

An important component of Convening 2 at ASU School of Public Affairs Phoenix campus January 26-27, 2024 will be the dialogue between Delegates and the CEOs of local government professional associations.

Ron Holifield, Alliance for Innovation

Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE, American Planning Association

Scott Grayson, CAE, American Public Works Association

David LaFrance, American Water Works Associaton

Preet Bassi, Center for Public Safety Excellence

Pam Davis, CivicPride

Chief James Robert "Rob" Brown, Jr., (Ret.) EFO, International Association of Fire Chiefs

Vincent Talucci, CAE, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Nathan Ohle, International Economic Development Council

Chris Shalby, International Institute of Municipal Clerks

Amanda Karras, International Municipal Lawyers Association

Christine Butterfield, Local Government Hispanic Network

Lori Freeman, National Association of County and City Health Officials

Leslie Wollack, National Association of Regional Councils

Kristine Stratton, National Recreation and Parks Association

Marcia Conner, National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Mary Davis Fournier, Public Library Association

Cara Woodson Welch, Public Sector HR Association

Brooks Rainwater, Urban Libraries Council

In their letter, the Convening Co-Chairs invited these CEOs to "leverage the energy, passion, and work (of the Convening) by identifying key actions that our associations can take to address the most critical issues facing local government."

The Co-Chairs concluded, "You and each association that we've asked to join us in Phoenix play an essential role supporting local government professionals from multiple disciplines. Now is the time for us to come together to enhance the future of the local government profession and support it through holistic efforts."

A key element of Convening 2 is to "take action" and the coordinated efforts of our partner local government professional associations will do just that.

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