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CPG Partners with GOVERNING Magazine on Texas Government Leadership Forum

GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum
September 7, 2011
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, reception to follow
Hyatt Regency
This event is free and open to the public but registration is required
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Forum to Pull from Best Practices from Local and State Governments Nationally


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AUSTIN, Texas, August 29, 2011 -- GOVERNING Magazine and the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will present “GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum,” on Sept. 7.

This forum is part of a national series designed to prepare public servants for a new era in government by bringing together leaders from across the region for interactive and candid discussions.

Each regional governing forum offers public leaders an opportunity to learn and share best practices in a highly interactive format custom tailored to the specific issues of the host jurisdiction.

The GOVERNING Texas forum will feature keynote addresses and panel discussions focusing on the most important Texas state and local governance issues, including implications of the state budget and the staffing shortages associated with retiring baby boomers.

GOVERNING magazine, along with academic experts, former government officials and current policymakers, will offer insight into winning strategies for Texas, distilled from best practices of state and local governments nationwide.

The daylong forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas on September 7 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a reception following. The event will feature a morning keynote address by Adam Schrager, journalist and author of “The Principled Politician: A Story of Courage.” Neil Howe, Founding Partner and President of LifeCourse Associates, will deliver the lunchtime keynote address “America Enters a New Season of History: What are the New Rules?”

Additionally, the forum will feature discussions and panels on Texas state budgetary matters, turning the economic crisis into new ways of delivering services to the public, and staffing government in the wake of the baby boomer retirement wave.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information, including a full agenda, hotel information, and to register, visit: