Gilmartin will speak at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. during an event in which the National League of Cities will release a report on the City Fiscal Conditions in 2013. This is the NLC’s annual report that discusses the state of cities’ finances, including revenue and spending trends from 2012 to 2013.
Gilmartin will address the fiscal challenges facing Michigan’s cities, including Detroit, and how new public policies are needed to repair the state’s broken municipal finance system, attract and retain talent, and end decades of disinvestment in our urban areas.
Others speaking at the event are Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, NLC; Christiana McFarland, Interim Director, City Solutions and Applied Research, NLC; Michael Pagano, Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago; Jim Spiotto, Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP; and The Honorable Ron Greene, Controller, City of Houston, Texas.
This event is a great opportunity for the Michigan Municipal League to speak on a national scale about the challenges facing Michigan communities and communities throughout the U.S. There will be a live stream of the event 9:30-10:30 a.m. available for viewing at www.NLC.org.
Matt Bach is director of media relations for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and (734) 669-6317.