Rutgers, State of NJ To Hold Public Performance Conference Friday, Sept. 21

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Over 200 practitioners and academics to attend fifth annual Rutgers Annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference supported by Governor Christie on Sept. 21at State House in Trenton.

In a first-ever joint partnership, the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury and the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration’s Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network will hold its Annual Conference on September 21, 2012 in Trenton, New Jersey at the State House.

The theme of this year’s conference – “Great Expectations: Getting Results From Performance Budgeting, Measurement and Reporting Systems” – will highlight examples of government organization leaders in the field actively pursuing performance regimes to help public leaders convert great expectations into demonstrable performance gains. Public servants and scholars are coming together to address these important service delivery and savings opportunities.

According to Governor Christie, “This event provides an excellent forum for government leaders to engage on how performance measurement and reporting can help all levels of the public sector do a better job for the people we serve.”

Featured speakers represent the major groups in the field of performance measurement, including the academic, nonprofit, and state and local government sectors – Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff, who has served as the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey since January 2010, Prof. Patria DeLancer-Julnes from the University of Baltimore, Dean Marc Holzer of the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration, Gary VanLandingham of the Pew Center for the States, and Andrew Kleine, Budget Director of the City of Baltimore.

Ten separate panels will address topics such as Using Performance Measurement to Assess and Improve Performance; Performance Management in Health and Education; A View from Change Agents: What Can We Learn from Consultants Specializing in Performance Management?; and Assessing Measurement and Management in Performance-Based Budgeting. More than 50 presenters – with an equal distribution of both practitioners and academics from all over the country and abroad including Canada and South Korea – will be presenting papers on various sub-topics and case studies in the subject of Public Performance Measurement. Over 200 attendees will be coming from within or around the tri-state area including North Carolina, DC, and Virginia; others will be coming from as far as Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, and California and abroad.

A welcome reception hosted by Dr. Marc Holzer, the Founding Dean of the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration precedes the conference on Thursday evening on September 20, 2012 at the Eleven Front Bar & Grill in Trenton.

The conference is supported by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, as mentioned in his welcome letter to all attendees, and is organized by Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration with support from the New Jersey State Treasurer’s Office.

Registration is $125 per individual. Individuals may register on the day of the conference at the door.

Visit for more information including the conference program and speaker bios.

Peter Hoontis,; 973-353-1351, Fax 973-353-5907