THE NEW NEWARK: Part II: Creating a Government That Works

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In the third year of his administration, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and his administration continue to seek effective means for creating a culture of government accountability. How do urban leaders inculcate new values and entrepreneurial passion in city bureaucracies that have long been unmovable, dependent on political appointments and patronage? What can other cities learn from Newark’s experience? And what challenges remain for civic reform in Newark?

WHAT: A panel discussion on creating effective government in Newark. This event is the second in a two-part series.

WHO: Newark Mayor Cory Booker will participate in the opening conversation of the program.

Moderator – Bob Curvin, Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Panelist – Paula Franzese, professor at Seton Hall Law School; Celia King, executive director of Leadership Newark, Inc.; Harry Pozycki, chair of the Center for Civic Responsibility; and Michelle Thomas, business administrator of Newark

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2009
6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Rutgers University in Newark, NJ
Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard – Essex Room

SPONSORS: Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration in Newark
Center for New York City Affairs
Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
Edison Properties
Sirus Fund
Milano Foundation