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Future of SIAM Presentation: Dr. Eric Zeemering

Dr. Eric Zeemering presented the findings of the Mission Implementation Committee on the Membership Survey, the Committee Recommendation, and remaining questions for SIAM at the Deil Wright’s Symposium

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Thank you, Dr. Carl Stenberg!

Dr. Feiock (L) recognizing Dr. Carl Stenberg’s (R) dedication and hard work for organizing the Deil Wright’s Symposium.


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Donald Stone Practitioner Award: Rajesh Mohan

The Practitioner Award was presented by Dr. Eric Zeemering (R) and Dr. Richard Feiock (L) to Mr. Rajesh Mohan (C).


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Donald Stone Best Student Paper Award: Andrew Crosby

Donald Stone’s Best Graduate Student Paper Award presented by Dr. Benoy Jacob to Mr. Andrew Crosby from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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SIAM Service Award: Dr. Richard Feiock


SIAM Service Award – Dr. Eric Zeemering (R) recognizes Dr. Richard Feiock (L) for his service to SIAM.


Donald Stone Scholar Awardee: Dr. Tim Conlin

Dr. Kim Nelson presented the Donald Stone’s Scholar Award to Dr. Tim Conlin of George Mason University.  The award was accepted by Dr. Paul Posner.


Deil Wright Symposium Presenters


Presenters at the Deil Wright Symposium (L-R): Chang-Gyu Kwak (Florida State University), Meghan Rubado (Temple University), Yu Shi (University of Illinois at Chicago), Hyungjun Ji (Arizona State University), KyungWoo (John) Kim (University of North Texas), Dr. Richard Feiock (Florida State University).







                                        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

SIAM: General Membership Meeting: March 19, 2016 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.



Welcome (Rick Feiock) 


Election Results (Mike Pagano)

  1. Announce election results
  2. Terms begin at the general membership meeting

Treasurer’s Report (Susan Paddock)

Membership Composition Report (Hongtao Yi)

SIAM Blog report (Feiock on behalf of Jered Carr)

SLGR report (Michael Scicchitano)

SIAM Section Awards

-Donald Stone Best Student Paper Award

-Donald Stone Practitioner Award

-Donald Stone Scholar Award

Deil Wright Symposium Report (Carl Stenberg)

Report of the Mission Implementation Committee (Eric Zeemering)

New Business

Proposed Changes of Bylaws to implement recommendations of the Mission

Implementation Committee (Eric Zeemering)

Additional new business

Introduction of New Executive Committee Chair 


Panel Discussion on Mission and Future Work: March 18 at 11:00 a.m during the Wright Symposium

We invite all members of SIAM to join us in the ongoing and important discussion about our section’s mission and future work.  The Wright Symposium has become a hallmark event for the presentation of research on federalism and intergovernmental relations.  This year, we invite members to join us for a panel discussion regarding the recent membership survey and work of the mission implementation committee, which will be held during the Wright Sympoisum, March 18 at 11:00 AM.  This panel will provide members an opportunity to hear about the deliberative work of the Mission Implementation Committee, and hear an early preview of their recommendations before the business meeting.  Then, please be sure to attend the section business meeting, scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM.  The SIAM events in Seattle provide us with an opportunity to unite behind our shared interests in federalism, intergovernmental relations, and collaborative management.