Local Government Lab

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Rockefeller Institute of Government

411 State Street

Albany, NY 12203

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Join researchers and policymakers from across New York State for a one-day conference examining innovations in local governance.

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9:15-9:40 | Registration and Arrival

9:45-10:00 | Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00-11:00 | Panel 1: Fiscal Monitoring and Tracking

Tracking the Financial Progress of Local Governments in New York State Using the Scorecard Developed by Moody’s Investors Service — Kevin M. Bronner

Fiscal Stress in Small Western New York Cities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovations — Gregory P. Rabb

FPWA’s Federal Funds Tracker – A Tool to Protect and Strengthen Federal Grants that Support New York City’s Social Services Budget and Sector — Derek Thomas & Gaurav Gupta-Casale

11:00-11:10 | Break

11:10-12:10 | Panel 2: Community Health and Well-Being

Quantifying Community Wellbeing — Don Levy

A Public-Private Partnership to Build a State-Wide Infectious Disease Monitoring Platform — Jill Taylor

The Targeting Asthma Triggers (TAT) Program - Improving Care and Reducing Cost for Children with Asthma in Syracuse, NY — Joseph W. Nimeh

12:10-1:10 | Lunch Break

Lunch will be provided by the Rockefeller Institute

1:10-2:35 | Panel 3: Education Policy

“Promises to Keep”: Evaluating the Effects of New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship — Michael W. Klein

Urban and Rural College Deserts and Oases of the Finger Lakes Region — Amalia Dache

Rural School Reform Using Three Perspectives — Casey Thomas Jakubowski

The Road to and from Salary Parity in New York City: Nonprofits and Collective Bargaining in Early Childhood Education — James Parrott

2:35-2:45 | Break

2:45-3:45 | Panel 4: Tracking and Building Local Government Capacity

Multi-Institutional Collaboration for Diversifying the Pipeline into Local, State, and Federal Security and Intelligence Jobs — Corri Zoli, Laura J. Steinberg, Robert B. Murrett , & Ardie D. Walser

A Survey of Local Government Spending on Climate Resiliency and Adaptation — Coraline Falco

Capital Region Indicators — Eric Krans & Mark Castiglione

3:45-3:55 | Break

3:55-4:55 | Panel 5: State and Local Innovations

Improving WIC, SNAP, and Health Clinic Retention with Behavioral Science — Joseph Boskovski

Fostering Collaboration to Drive Innovation in Human Services — Parker Krasney

Town+Gown: NYC — Applying the Research for Expanding Recycling and Re-Use of Construction and Demolition Waste — Matthew P. Adams, Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Terri Matthews, & Kathleen Prather

4:55-5:00 | Closing Remarks

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Rockefeller Institute of Government

411 State Street

Albany, NY 12203

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