Local Government Fiscal Sustainability: Challenges and Best Practices
Join the Bedrosian Center for a discussion of with distinguished local government scholars and practitioners, and members of the research project Local Government Fiscal Sustainability funded by the Haynes Foundation
Dr. Raphael Bostic, Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise and Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
Richard Callahan, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco
Professor Richard Callahan is a highly active international educator with a broad range of expertise that includes governance issues, organizational theory, and public management. He is the Faculty Co-Chair of the School of Management’s Strategic Planning Committee and serves as the Faculty representative to the USF Board of Trustees. He was awarded Graduate Programs Teacher of the Year 2013 in the School of Management.
Gloria Rubio-Cortés, President, National Civic League
NCL President Gloria Rubio-Cortés is also the Executive Editor of NCL's National Civic Review. She has held leadership positions in business, philanthropy, and nonprofits over the past 30 years. She has specialized in civil rights, community building, civic engagement and social justice issues. Before joining NCL, she held senior management positions at ZeroDivide (formerly known as (Community Technology Foundation of California) and Levi Strauss Foundation.
Ronald O. Loveridge, Director, UCR Center for Sustainable Suburban Development; Former Mayor, City of Riverside
Ron Loveridge has 33 years of public service – as a Riverside Councilmember beginning in 1979 and as Mayor from 1994 to 2012. He is a highly regarded regional, state and national leader. He served as President of the National League of Cities in 2010. Loveridge is a member of the National Academy of Public Policy. His statewide and regional service has included Board roles on the California Air Resources Board , California Forward Action Fund, California Competes, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Southern California Association of Governments, Western Riverside Council of Governments, and Inland Empire Economic Partnership.
Clifford Graves served as CAO of County of San Diego, Assistant Secretary HUD for Community and Economic Development, Director of Community Development City of Los Angeles, Redevelopment Director for City of Carson.
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Bedrosian Center on Governance
The USC Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise is an applied research center at the University of Southern California, whose goal is the promotion of effective governance. The Bedrosian Center fosters effective governance by:
- Building the professional capacity of public and nonprofit institutions,
- Shaping public dialogue across public, private, and nonprofit sectors on governance and institutional reform,
- Promoting and supporting innovative governance scholarship.
The Bedrosian Center serves as:
- A focal point for the discussion of pressing issues the nation faces regarding how the public sector can work better.
- A conduit through which the best practices and cutting edge thinking about strategies are made known broadly.
- A center of education for public sector principals and staff with the goal of improving government effectiveness in implementing policy.