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2009.08.25 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Conference to Shed Light on Public Service

Omaha - The Nebraska Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) School of Public Administration will host a conference on Invigorating Public Service in Challenging Times Oct. 1-3 at UNO.

Attendees can attend the two-day conference, or solely the keynote luncheon on Oct. 2.

Register for the entire two-day conference. Attend the welcome reception the evening of Thursday, Oct. 1 and mingle with public and nonprofit executives and scholars from across the country. Then participate in sessions all day Friday, Oct. 2, and half day on Saturday, Oct. 3. Enjoy the keynote speaker, Peter Harkness, founder and publisher emeritus of Governing magazine at a luncheon on Oct 2. The conference will take place at UNO in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building.

Session topics include: The impact of the Great Recession on public and nonprofit organizations; disaster recovery in communities; innovative approaches to service delivery; civic engagement; sustainable development; professionalism in government; airport administration; collaborative governance; local government finances; and much more.

Attend the keynote luncheon on Oct. 2. Listen to Peter Harkness, founder and publisher emeritus of Governing magazine. In his dynamic, story-filled manner, Harkness will discuss trends and issues between the different levels of government. He provides startling observations about the implications of these trends for state and local governments and for their professional employees. The keynote luncheon is at noon at the Thompson Alumni Center on the UNO campus. Use the Keynote Luncheon Reservation form on the Web site to make reservations.

Visit http://spa.unomaha.edu/aspa.php or call (402) 554-2625 for more information.

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