17 October 2009

04 November 2009 | New Hazlett Theater | 6:30 p.m.

announcement-22bCity County consolidation is a big, top down idea. We’ve worked on it locally for years now and are told there are many valuable efficiencies to gain from such a consolidation.

In the meantime, while we are waiting, are there ways to streamline government services from the bottom up? Should we wait for the big prize, or should we be chipping away at consolidating smaller chunks that may eventually add up to the big prize?

Our panel of experts will present and discuss their ideas for effectively streamlining government services today. They include Kathleen McKenzie, deputy county manager for Allegheny County; Moe Coleman, professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and of Urban Studies; Sala Udin, president and CEO of Coro Center for Civic Leadership; and moderating will be Laura Ellsworth, partner at Jones Day.

Missed this event? Catch the full video here, or the short one here.

3 Comments:

  1. Vanessa Kostic said on

    i REALLY LIKED THE DISCUSSION THAT THE PANEL WAS PRESENTING. AFTER LIVING THROUGHOUT THE US, I HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT WE HAD TOO MANY SMALL FIFEDOMS REQUIRING MORE $$ FROM EVERYONE. UNFORTUNATELY, I WAS UNABLE TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE PROGRAM. I UNDERSTAND THAT A REQUEST WAS MADE FOR HELP. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF HELP WAS NEEDED. THANK YOU.

  2. Vanessa – The moderator gathered people’s email address and phone numbers to start building a community of people interested in working on this issue. If you like, I can forward your name and email address to her so that you are added to the list.

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