The Impact of COVID-19 on Federal, State and Local Budgets - Panel Discussion

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Federal, State, and Local Budgets webinar
October 23, 2020
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Online Only: Webinar

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Add to Calendar 2020-10-23 12:00:00 2020-10-23 13:00:00 The Impact of COVID-19 on Federal, State and Local Budgets - Panel Discussion The Impact of COVID-19 on Federal, State and Local Budgets will be the sixth in a series of events on “Cities and Regions in the Post-Coronavirus Era,” initiating community conversations on what lessons we can learn from this crisis to create a more resilient and sustainable world. How much have federal, state, and local budgets been (or will be) impacted by COVID-19 and what will the implications of this impact mean going forward for communities? Did we learn anything from the Great Recession of 2008 that has helped or will help us during this financial crisis? Moderated by Harvey Miller Tune into our webinar to hear the perspectives of our panelists! Our panelists include: Megan Kilgore - Columbus City Auditor Megan Kilgore was elected City Auditor of Columbus, Ohio, on November 7, 2017 and took office on January 1, 2018.  The Office of the City Auditor includes the offices of income tax, financial reporting, debt management, accounting and operations, payroll services, and financial systems for the City of Columbus. Prior to elected office, Kilgore was a municipal advisor with H.J. Umbaugh & Associates in Columbus, Ohio.  Kilgore’s practice concentrated on providing assistance to cities, counties, utilities, school districts, and economic development districts, particularly with financing transactions. Kilgore earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Northwestern University. Kilgore is an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, where she teaches a graduate-level course in public finance. Kilgore is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the Midwest. She is a founder of Ohio Women in Public Finance. She is a recipient of The Bond Buyer’s “Rising Star” Award, a Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD) Women You Should Know Honoree, a member of Columbus Business First magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, a recipient of the Women in Public Finance’s Rising Star Award, and a Columbus Alive Person to Watch. Jim Landers - Associate Professor of Clinical Public Affairs at OSU Jim Landers teaches public budgeting and finance and has research interests in state and local taxation and state and local economic development programs and policy. He teaches graduate and undergraduate budgeting and finance courses. Professor Landers received his PhD from the School of Public Policy and Management at The Ohio State University and has an MPA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a BA from the University of Kentucky. He recently retired as director of the Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis (OFMA) of the Indiana Legislative Services Agency where he led a team of fiscal analysts and economists who conduct fiscal and economic research and prepare fiscal impact statements on proposed legislation for the Indiana General Assembly. Prior to serving as the fiscal director he was senior fiscal analyst and his primary research areas included individual income tax, corporate income tax, gaming taxes, state lottery and economic development programs. He also assisted with Indiana’s state revenue forecast.   Kimberly Murnieks - Director of the Office of Budget and Management for the State of Ohio Kimberly Murnieks was appointed Director of the Office of Budget and Management by Governor Mike DeWine on January 14, 2019. Serving as the Chief Financial Officer under the leadership of Governor DeWine, she oversees an office that develops, coordinates and monitors the individual budgets of state agencies, provides the Governor and administration with policy analysis, and reviews all financial transactions made with public funds. From January 2011 through 2018, Director Murnieks was the Chief Operating Officer for the Ohio Attorney General's office overseeing Budget and Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, General Services, Records Management, Internal Audit and Risk Management. Under her leadership, the office reduced bureaucracy by more than 40 percent, rebuilt the entire IT infrastructure, and invested in the state crime lab reducing turn-around time on DNA testing from four months to 22 days. She also designed and implemented then-Attorney General DeWine's award-winning CyberOhio Initiative to help Ohio businesses prevent and prepare for cyber-attacks, and worked with the Ohio General Assembly to enact the state's Data Protection Act, a one-of-kind statute that provides real incentive for businesses to safeguard consumer data.  Prior to joining the Attorney General's leadership team, Director Murnieks served in senior staff roles at the Ohio Department of Education from 2000 to 2010, including Executive Director overseeing the Center for School Options and Finance, Chief Program Officer for the EdChoice Scholarship, Policy Advisor for the Office of Information Technology and Deputy Chief of Staff. Director Murnieks is a summa cum laude graduate of Marietta College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science, and is a graduate of The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs with a Master of Public Administration specializing in Public Finance.  Click the link below to register! If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Katie Phillips at phillips.1870@osu.edu or 614-688-4914. Requests made 10 day prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. Online Only: Webinar Center for Urban and Regional Analysis cura@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Federal, State and Local Budgets will be the sixth in a series of events on “Cities and Regions in the Post-Coronavirus Era,” initiating community conversations on what lessons we can learn from this crisis to create a more resilient and sustainable world.

How much have federal, state, and local budgets been (or will be) impacted by COVID-19 and what will the implications of this impact mean going forward for communities? Did we learn anything from the Great Recession of 2008 that has helped or will help us during this financial crisis?

Moderated by Harvey Miller

Tune into our webinar to hear the perspectives of our panelists!

Our panelists include:

  1. Megan Kilgore - Columbus City Auditor
    • Megan Kilgore was elected City Auditor of Columbus, Ohio, on November 7, 2017 and took office on January 1, 2018.  The Office of the City Auditor includes the offices of income tax, financial reporting, debt management, accounting and operations, payroll services, and financial systems for the City of Columbus.

      Prior to elected office, Kilgore was a municipal advisor with H.J. Umbaugh & Associates in Columbus, Ohio.  Kilgore’s practice concentrated on providing assistance to cities, counties, utilities, school districts, and economic development districts, particularly with financing transactions.

      Kilgore earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Northwestern University.

      Kilgore is an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, where she teaches a graduate-level course in public finance. Kilgore is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the Midwest. She is a founder of Ohio Women in Public Finance.

      She is a recipient of The Bond Buyer’s “Rising Star” Award, a Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD) Women You Should Know Honoree, a member of Columbus Business First magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, a recipient of the Women in Public Finance’s Rising Star Award, and a Columbus Alive Person to Watch.

  2. Jim Landers - Associate Professor of Clinical Public Affairs at OSU
    • Jim Landers teaches public budgeting and finance and has research interests in state and local taxation and state and local economic development programs and policy. He teaches graduate and undergraduate budgeting and finance courses.

      Professor Landers received his PhD from the School of Public Policy and Management at The Ohio State University and has an MPA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a BA from the University of Kentucky.

      He recently retired as director of the Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis (OFMA) of the Indiana Legislative Services Agency where he led a team of fiscal analysts and economists who conduct fiscal and economic research and prepare fiscal impact statements on proposed legislation for the Indiana General Assembly. Prior to serving as the fiscal director he was senior fiscal analyst and his primary research areas included individual income tax, corporate income tax, gaming taxes, state lottery and economic development programs. He also assisted with Indiana’s state revenue forecast.
       
  3. Kimberly Murnieks - Director of the Office of Budget and Management for the State of Ohio
    • Kimberly Murnieks was appointed Director of the Office of Budget and Management by Governor Mike DeWine on January 14, 2019. Serving as the Chief Financial Officer under the leadership of Governor DeWine, she oversees an office that develops, coordinates and monitors the individual budgets of state agencies, provides the Governor and administration with policy analysis, and reviews all financial transactions made with public funds.

      From January 2011 through 2018, Director Murnieks was the Chief Operating Officer for the Ohio Attorney General's office overseeing Budget and Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, General Services, Records Management, Internal Audit and Risk Management. Under her leadership, the office reduced bureaucracy by more than 40 percent, rebuilt the entire IT infrastructure, and invested in the state crime lab reducing turn-around time on DNA testing from four months to 22 days.

      She also designed and implemented then-Attorney General DeWine's award-winning CyberOhio Initiative to help Ohio businesses prevent and prepare for cyber-attacks, and worked with the Ohio General Assembly to enact the state's Data Protection Act, a one-of-kind statute that provides real incentive for businesses to safeguard consumer data. 

      Prior to joining the Attorney General's leadership team, Director Murnieks served in senior staff roles at the Ohio Department of Education from 2000 to 2010, including Executive Director overseeing the Center for School Options and Finance, Chief Program Officer for the EdChoice Scholarship, Policy Advisor for the Office of Information Technology and Deputy Chief of Staff.

      Director Murnieks is a summa cum laude graduate of Marietta College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science, and is a graduate of The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs with a Master of Public Administration specializing in Public Finance. 

Click the link below to register!

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Katie Phillips at phillips.1870@osu.edu or 614-688-4914. Requests made 10 day prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to
meet requests made after this date.

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