Home » Uncategorized » 2016 DEIL S. WRIGHT SYMPOSIUM






                                        Intergovernmental Management in Transition


                                  March 18, Stuart Room, Westin Hotel, Seattle WA




8:30-8:45 Welcome Richard Feiock and Carl Stenberg


8: 45-10:00 Panel 1: Local Governance and Intergovernmental Management Research

The Rise of Specialized Governance in Federalism: Links between Local Autonomy and Special Districts among States

Yu Shi, University of Illinois at Chicago


The Dynamics of Interorganizational Risk Management Networks: Following the 2015 South Korea MERS Response

KyungWoo (John) Kim, University of North Texas


Does the Structure of Collaboration Matter? The Impact of Federal Stimulus Programs on Policy Outcomes

Chang-Gyu Kwak, Florida State University.


External and Internal Influences on Local Governments to Design Comprehensive Sustainability Programs

Hyungjun Ji, Arizona State University


Why Do Local Leaders Cooperate Across Boundaries? Results from a National Survey Experiment on Mayors and Councilors

Meghan Rubado, Temple University


10:00-10:15 Break


 10:15-11:00 Discussion of Panel 1 Papers

Discussants include editors of State and Local Government Review (Ed Benton), Public Administration Review (Rick Feiock)  Urban Affairs Review (Edgar Ramirez de la cruz)


11:00-12:30 Panel 2:  What Future for SIAM?  Exploring and Adjusting the Mission of ASPA’s Intergovernmental Section

This roundtable features leading scholars and practitioners who served on the committee to review the recent SIAM mission change and make implementation recommendations.  Eric Zeemering will present results of the survey of SIAM members the committee conducted and panel members will provide their thoughts, assessments, and ideas in a dialogue with the other panelists and the audience.


Eric Zeemering, Northern Illinois University (Chair)

Ed Benton, University of South Florida

David Miller, University of Pittsburgh


12:30-1:30  Lunch Break

 1:30-3:00  Panel 3: Local Governance and Intergovernmental Management Research

Bottom-up Federalism: An Examination of U.S. Local Governments’ Climate Change Policy

Benoy Jacob, University of Colorado, Denver, Brian Gerber, Arizona State University, Sam Gallaher, University of Colorado, Denver


Equipment Sharing Among Local Governments

Daniel D. Wendt, Bowling Green State University


Empathy and Ethics in Public Servants: The Role of Public Administration Education in Developing Competencies for Collaborative Governance

Mariglynn Edlins and Stephanie Dolamore, University of Baltimore


Can You Put Food on the Table? Redefining Poverty in America

Maureen Berner and Alexander Vazquez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



John Kincaid, Layafette University


3:00-3:15  Break


3:15-4:45  Panel 4: Public Administration and Providing and Managing Collaborative and Environmental Programs in the New Era


Providing Public Services in a Networked and Collaborative Environment

David K. Hamilton, Texas Tech University


The Municipal Governance of Sustainability: Climate Change, Polycentricity, and Public Administration

Dennis Patterson and Robert E. Forbis, Jr., Texas Tech University


Determinants of Change and Innovation in U.S. Local Governments Natural Hazard Management Practices

Brian Gerber, Arizona State University


How can Local Governments be the Building Blocks of Metropolitan Regions if its’ Representatives Can’t Act Regionally?

David Miller, University of Pittsburgh



Beverly Cigler, Penn State Harrisburg


4:45-5:00 Wrap-Up  Richard Feiock,  Eric Zeemering, Carl Stenberg

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