What lessons have we learned about what works well and what works less well for effective intergovernmental implementation? That is the question five local government experts discussed at this session, addressing three questions:
- What helped. Other than funding, how have federal and state governments helped local governments in the past and, based on that experience, how can and should feds and states continue to help or start to help again in the future?
- What hurt. How have federal or state governments gotten in the way of local government progress in the past and, based on that experience, what should they stop doing or could they do in a smarter way in the future and what would that smarter way look like?
- Technology and other future opportunities. How can technology advances help federal and state governments help local governments deliver in more effective, cost-effective, equitable, understandable, and customer-friendly ways?
The five local government experts were:
Beth Blauer, Associate Vice Provost for Public Sector Innovation, Johns Hopkins University
Amber Ivy, Director of the Center for Government Excellence, Johns Hopkins University
Dwight Dively, Director of the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget
Carrie Cihak, Chief of Policy at King County Metro, King County, WA
Kenneth Wilson, County Executive, Franklin County, OH
View a recording of the meeting here.