This roundtable is designed to help public sector leaders address priorities, challenges and solutions as they seek to build capacity in their organizations and their communities:
- Capacity to meet growing demands for services and the pressure to do so efficiently and equitably;
- Capacity to invest in infrastructure and talent and revitalize local economies for sustainable growth;
- And capacity to mobilize revenues and other resources to meet pressing needs, including housing, transit and climate adaptation.
This is a closed-door, invitation-only event open to senior government officials in Pennsylvania local and state government. You may request an invitation by clicking on the registration button.
Agenda12:00 PM Networking Lunch 12:30 PM Welcome & Introductions Opening remarks by Mark Funkhouser, President, Funkhouser & Associates 12:45 PM Facilitated group discussion We’ll explore a number of core priorities we have identified based on interviews with local officials from across the Commonwealth. Participants will explore these issues from a point of view of capacity constraints (staffing, fiscal, ability to implement and deliver on policy goals) and we will aim to surface strategies/tools to address those capacity challenges. Building fiscal health & sustainability Rethinking the budget and minding the balance sheet Generating revenue: growing a strong economic base Tapping grants and other funding opportunities and managing them for sustainable impact Investing in the community Leveraging procurement as a tool for collaboration and local economic growth Mobilizing resources and vendors to deliver on capital projects and housing needs Supporting organizational learning Leading through (culture) change Modernizing systems and processes for better employee engagement and recruitment/retention 3:45 PM Wrap-up 3:50 PM Adjourn