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Local Government Management

Boston & Baltimore, MD: June 1 - 11, 2005

The Irish Institute at Boston College is pleased to have hosted the Local Government Management Program, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts, Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., from June 1 to June 11, 2005.  Bringing together ten leaders and executive from local government, five from the Republic of Ireland and five from Northern Ireland, this ten-day program examined local government authorities operate effectively and innovatively in the United States.

The Young Leaders Program featured academic seminars and meetings with elected officials, city executives, public policy experts, and included meetings in Boston with Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey; Jay Ash, City Manager, City of Chelsea; Pamela Cardillo, Director, ProvStat; Charlotte Kahn, Director, Boston Indicators Project; staff of the Department of Planning and Development, City of Providence; Lisa Signori, Chief Financial Officer, City of Boston; Massachusetts State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry; Massachusetts State Senator Steven Tolman; and Massachusetts State Representative Mike Moran, among others.

While in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the group had the opportunity to meet with Martin O’Malley, Mayor of the City of Baltimore; Michael Enright, First Deputy Mayor of Baltimore; Tracy Gosson, Executive Director of Live Baltimore Home Center; Tim Losty, Director, Northern Ireland Bureau; Stanley Jackson, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, D.C.; and the staff of CitiStat.