Innovations in City Budgeting: Opportunities and Challenges in Difficult Times

March 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Corner of JFK and Eliot Streets
Lisa Calise, CFO, Perkins School for the Blind, former Director of Administration and Finance for the City of Boston
Anthony Williams, Bloomberg Lecturer in Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School and former Mayor of Washington, DC, MPP '87 and JD '87 at Harvard Law School
Andrew Kopplin, Deputy Mayor, New Orleans, LA
William Purcell, Special Advisor, Office of the President, Harvard University; former Mayor of Nashville, TN (1999-2007)
Others TBA
Moderated by Linda Bilmes, Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Can key officials in our cities find innovative ways to provide key services in this era of enormous fiscal stress?
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Career Advancement, the Urban Policy Professional Interest Council, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. This event is part of City Week: Helping Urban Areas Thrive, a week-long series of urban-oriented events and activities from March 23- 30 that will bring together students, practitioners, and scholars. More information about City Week is available at