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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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, The National League of Cities, and ICMA-RC  hosted 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.  If you were unable to join us for the summit, you may download the report of key takeaways or sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates on future events.  You may also view the session recordings below.




Workforce Trends
Key Themes:

  • 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

  • Christina FitzPatrick, Director, Policy Development and Integration, AARP
  • Ramiro Inguanzo, Board Member, Local Government Hispanic Network, and Assistant Village Manager, Bal Harbour, FL
  • Ben Kittelson, Associate, The Novak Consulting Group, and Board Member, Engaging Local Government Leaders
  • Erica Ng, Director of Community Partnerships, Lead for America
  • Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive and Director of the Center for City Solutions, National League of Cities

Rethinking Retirement
Key Themes:

  • 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

  • Dana Bilyeu, Executive Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators
  • Chris Lagerbloom, City Manager, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Anita Yadavalli, Program Director of City Fiscal Policy, National League of Cities
  • Angela Montez, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary, ICMA-RC

Health and Wellness Benefits
Key Themes:

  • 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

  • Marco De Medici, Senior Management Analyst, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, FL
  • Karen Niparko, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Director, Office of Human Resources, City and County of Denver, CO
  • Hawthorne Welcher, Jr., Director, Housing and Development, City of Augusta-Richmond County, GA
  • Stephen Williams, Director, Houston Health Department, Houston, TX
  • Rivka Liss-Levinson, Director of Research, Center for State and Local Government Excellence

Welcoming, Lunch, and Closing Remarks
Welcoming Speaker: Bob Schultze, President and CEO, ICMA-RC

Lunch Speakers: Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities, and The Honorable Dean J. Trantalis, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Closing Speaker: Joshua Franzel, President and CEO, Center for State and Local Government Excellence


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following sponsors in making this event possible:


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Questions about Summit? [email protected]



September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Fort Lauderdale
FL United States