Panel Topics and Speakers Announced for the FY2020 State Fiscal Conference on July 10-11 in Atlanta
Building on the grades, conclusions, and best practice recommendations contained in the Volcker Alliance’s 2018 report, Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting: Preventing the Next Fiscal Crisis, the Alliance and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will co-host the FY2020 State Fiscal Conference, "Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting: Looming Risks, Durable Solutions,” in Atlanta on July 10-11. This solutions-oriented event will mark the fourth in a series of such convenings with regional Federal Reserve Banks.
The conference is expected to attract state lawmakers, budget officials, investors, Fed officials, media, and representatives of national associations of budget officers, legislators, and finance officials to discuss strategies for meeting critical challenges. Attendees will also gain actionable information on budgetary risks and best practices.
The event will kick off on the evening of Wednesday, July 10 with an optional guided tour of the Federal Reserve Bank Monetary Museum, followed by a keynote conversation over dinner with former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and James Salzer, Assistant Senior Editor for State Government and Politics, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
On Thursday, July 11, panel topics will include:
- Better Budget Forecasting: Identifying and Lessening Revenue Risks
- Infrastructure: Quantifying Risks Better to Reap the Rewards
- Workforce Development: Challenges, Solutions, and Budget Consequences
- Rainy Day Funds & Reserves: Ameliorating Revenue Risks
Featured speakers will include:
- Raphael Bostic, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- Shirley Clarke Franklin, former Atlanta Mayor and Board Member, Volcker Alliance
- William Glasgall, Senior Vice President and Director of State and Local Initiatives, Volcker Alliance
- Gabriel Petek, Legislative Analyst, California
- Tracy Gordon, Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
- Sheila Amoroso, Senior Vice President, Director, Municipal Bond Department, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group