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5th Annual Deil S. Wright Symposium Schedule

5th Annual Deil S. Wright Symposium

Local Government and the States: The Shifting Dynamics of State-Local Relations

Friday, March 9, 2018

 

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Russ Hanson, Indiana University

Eric Zeemering, Northern Illinois University

 

Remarks on the Legacy of Deil Wright

Kim Nelson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

The Position of Local Governments in the U.S. Federal System

 

Municipal Government and its Role in a State-Local System: Evidence from Panel Data

Agustin Leon-Moreta, University of New Mexico

 

Do State Spending Priorities Constrain or Promote Local Government Sustainability Policies?

Jayce L. Farmer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Power, Protest, and Participation: Understanding the Municipal Takeover of Flint, Michigan

Ashley E. Nickles, Kent State University

 

Do Local Governments with Higher Citizen Ratings on Service Quality Have Higher Service Performance Transparency? Evidence from U.S. Local Governments

Jie Tao, University of North Texas

Brian K. Collins, University of North Texas

 

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Morning Break

 

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Audience Discussion: Fifty State Profiles on State-Local Relations

 

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

A New Look at State Preemption

John Kincaid, Lafayette College Moderator

 

State Preemption and the Ghost of Judge Dillon

David Swindell, Arizona State University,

Carl Stenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

James Svara, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

 

Diffusion Quarantine: The Use of State Preemption to Prevent the Spread of Innovations

Daniel J. Mallinson, Penn State Harrisburg

 

Municipal Policy and Fracking Discretion in the States

Brian K. Collins, University of North Texas

 

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Rescaling Governance for State-Local Relations: Regional Intergovernmental Organizations

Jen Nelles, City University of New York – Hunter College, Moderator

 

Leading Actors: The Role of Local Elected Officials on Boards of Regional Intergovernmental Organizations

Jay Rickbaugh, University of Pittsburgh

 

RIGOs and Civic Engagement

George W. Dougherty, Jr., University of Pittsburgh

 

Balancing Local and Regional Interests Using Cultural Heuristics

Thomas Skuzinski, Virginia Polytechnic University

 

Modeling State-Local Coordination of Water Quality Management at the Regional Scale for the Lake Champlain Basin

Christopher Koliba, University of Vermont

Patrick Bitterman, University of Vermont

 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Discussion: The Shifting Dynamics of State-Local Relations

 

Irv Halter, Director

Colorado Department of Local Affairs

 

Cliff Lippard, Executive Director

Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

 

Doug Linkhart, President

National Civic League

 

Please check the SIAM website (www.siam-aspa.net) for additional confirmed participants.

 

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Remarks from Mark Wright on Behalf of the Wright Family

 

Concluding Remarks

Russ Hanson, Indiana University

Eric Zeemering, Northern Illinois University

 

Note: The SIAM Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for 4:45 PM.


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