Current and Former Elected Officials

Congressman Michael E. Capuano, 7th District, Massachusetts (Bio)

Mayor Stephen Benjamin – Mayor of Columbia, SC; Chair, Municipal Bonds for America (Bio)

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Mayor Kimberley Driscoll – Mayor of Salem, MA (Bio)

Mayor Dan Rivera – Mayor of Lawrence, MA (Bio)

Mayor Paul R. Soglin – Mayor of Madison, WI (Bio)

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Mayor Angel Taveras – Former Mayor of Providence, RI and Litigation Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig (Bio)

Mayor Anthony Williams – Former Mayor of Washington DC and CEO and Executive Director, Federal City Council (Bio)

Mayor Lisa Wong – Mayor of Fitchburg, MA (Bio)

Additional Keynote Speakers

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Robert Brown – President, Boston University (Bio)

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Stacy Fox – Senior Vice President and General Council of DuPont; Former Deputy Emergency Manager, City of Detroit, MI (Bio)

Shelley Metzenbaum – President, the Volcker Alliance (Bio)



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Justin Backal Balik – Manager of Public Policy and Government Affairs, A Better City

Jack Beermann – Professor, Boston University School of Law; Harry Elwood Warren Scholar (Bio)


Patrick Brett – Managing Director, US Municipal Securities Division, Citi (Bio)

Katherine Levine Einstein – Assistant Professor, Boston University (Bio)

Thomas H. Green – Managing Director and Head, Citi U.S. Public Finance


Dean Kaplan – Managing Director, Public Financial Management (Bio)

Daphne A. Kenyon – Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Economist, Principal at D.A. Kenyon & Associate (Bio)

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Andrew Kleine – Budget Director, City of Baltimore, MD

Yolanda K. Kodrzycki – Vice President and Director of New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Bio)

Vladimir Kogan – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University (Bio)

June Matte – Managing Director, Public Financial Management (Bio)

Christiana McFarland – Research Director, Center for City Solutions and Applied Research, National League of Cities

Greg Mennis – Director, Public Sector Retirement Systems, Pew Charitable Trusts (Bio)

Brian Pallasch Managing Director for Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives, American Society of Civil Engineers

Robert Pozen – Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School and Senior Fellow, Brookings (Bio)

Ron Rakow – Commissioner, City of Boston Department of Assessing (Bio

Andrew Reschovsky – Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Applied Economics, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs; Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (Bio)

David Rosenbloom Chair and Professor of Health Policy and Management; Boston University School of Public Health (Bio)

Patrick Sabol

Patrick Sabol – Senior Policy/Research Assistant, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings (Bio)

Enid Slack – Director of Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Toronto (Bio)

David Sweeney – Chief Financial Officer, City of Boston

Michael Ward  Director of Municipal Services, Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at University of Massachusetts, Boston (Bio)

Meredith Weenick – Former Chief Financial Officer, City of Boston; Vice President for Campus Services, Harvard University (Bio)


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Randall Ellis – Professor, Boston University Department of Economics

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Alan Feld – Professor, Boston University School of Law; Maurice Poch Faculty Research Scholar (Bio)

Anthony Flint – Fellow and Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (Bio)

Mark Funkhouser – Publisher, Governing Magazine (Bio)

Cornelius Hurley – Director of the Center for Finance, Law, and Policy; Senior Provost, Boston University (Bio)

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Katharine Lusk – Executive Director, Initiative on Cities (Bio)

Kristen McCormack – Assistant Dean of Sector Initiatives and Faculty Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Boston University Questrom School of Business (Bio)

Sam Tyler – President, Boston Municipal Research Bureau (Bio)

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Graham Wilson – Director, Initiative on Cities; Professor and Department Chair of Political Science; Boston University (Bio)