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Public Sector Workforce 2030: Planning for the Next Generation of State and Local Government Employees, September 26th and 27th, 2019

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - September 27 @ 4:00 pm



Save the Date

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, The National League of Cities, and ICMA-RC will be hosting an all-day summit on September 27, 2019, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to equip state and local governments with new tools and ideas to plan for the public sector workforce of the future.  The summit will be preceded by a welcoming reception on September 26th (reception location TBD).


Registration is open!

The summit is complimentary, but seating is limited, so register today to guarantee your spot.  


Perspectives and Audiences:

A diverse mix of elected officials, government agency managers, retirement administrators, HR professionals, labor representatives, and the research community will provide a holistic view on the issues of:

Rethinking Retirement

    • Restructuring retirement plans to prepare for the “workforce of the future”
    • Applying models from other settings—private/nonprofit sectors, international or other levels of government
    • Using behavioral economics to encourage better saving habits among workers, especially those that may under save

Workforce Trends

    • Shaping the future workforce through recruitment and development
    • Responding to generational differences and demographic shifts
    • Identifying public sector positions experiencing growth and contraction, along with those most difficult to fill
    • Examining the role of technological advancements on the changing workforce
    • Adapting education systems and technical training to meet anticipated needs
    • Prioritizing equity and inclusion

Health and Wellness Benefits

    • Addressing the issue of work-life balance (e.g., family leave, elder care and other needs through different life stages)
    • Innovating around schedule flexibility, succession planning and advancement opportunities
    • Fostering a healthier workforce in a cost-effective manner


Selected Speakers Include:

  • Chris Lagerbloom, City Manager, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Ben Kittelson, Board Member, Engaging Local Government Leaders and Sr. Budget & Management Analyst, Durham, North Carolina
  • Dana Bilyeu, Executive Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators and former Executive Officer of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada
  • Ramiro Inguanzo, Board Member, Local Government Hispanic Network, and Assistant Village Manager, Bal Harbour, Florida
  • Reed Shafer-Ray, COO and Director of Recruitment & Selection, Lead for America
  • Stephen L. Williams, Director of Health & Human Services, Houston, Texas
  • Hawthorne E. Welcher, Jr., Director of Housing & Development, Augusta, Georgia


Dates and Times:

Summit Location:




Questions about Summit? [email protected]



September 26 @ 5:00 pm
September 27 @ 4:00 pm
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Fort Lauderdale
FL United States