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.
Last month, our Convening Co-Chairs Chris MorrillGovernment Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Clarence AnthonyNational League of Cities, Marc Ott ICMA - International City/County Management Association, Matthew ChaseNational Association of Counties and Terry GertonNational Academy of Public Administration invited the CEOs of 25 local government professional associations to attend Convening 2:
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
Scott Lehtonen, 3CMA
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.