This week, we released the latest episode of our podcast, An Honorable Profession, featuring a conversation with our host, NewDEAL Leader Santa Cruz, CA County Supervisor Ryan Coonerty, and his fellow California NewDEAL Leader San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. Listen to the episode for more insights from Mayor Liccardo on leading a city at the heart of the technology economy, emphasizing equity and long-term growth through collaborative relationships, and learning to be more nimble in local government.
Harvard University's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation has opened a call for nominations for the 2019 Innovations in American Government award. This year's award will focus on recognizing programs working to create economic opportunity for all by making government more efficient, more creative, and more responsive. Learn more about this year's theme and how to nominate a program for the award.
NewDEAL Leader Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read testified this week before the Senate Finance Committee on the success of OregonSaves, the nation's first operating state-based retirement savings program. Treasurer Read introduced the legislation to create OregonSaves as a representative in the state House, and now oversees the program's implementation as Treasurer. Read more about his testimony on how the program combats the retirement savings crisis and makes workers more financially secure, or catch Treasurer Read talking about OregonSaves in his interview on our podcast, An Honorable Profession.