The Future Without GE — Fairfield Hosts MPA Summit, April 11
Fairfield University’s Masters of Public Administration program is excited to launch the University’s First Annual MPA Summit, a yearly public forum focusing on the issues and challenges of public administration in a global marketplace. The 2017 inaugural summit, Moving Forward in the Absence of GE, will be held at the Quick Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., and will consider the political and economic impact of General Electric’s recent departure from Connecticut. The event is free and open to the public.
Moderated by News 12’s Tom Appleby, the summit will feature a Q & A session and a panel discussion by state and local elected officials, business leaders and economists including: Rep. Cristin McCarthy-Vahey (D-133); Michael Tetreau, First Selectman of Fairfield; Timothy Herbst, First Selectman of Trumbull; Joseph McGee, VP of Public Policy & Programs for The Business Council of Fairfield County; Mark LeClair, Director, Master of Public Administration and professor of Economics at Fairfield University; Senator Tony Hwang (R-28); Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134); Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Ken Flatto, City of Bridgeport Director of Finance/CFO.
“This MPA summit offers an opportunity for collaboration across governments and between businesses, community leaders and the public,” said Dr. Mark LeClair. “With GE leaving, there is a lot of uncertainty. The summit creates a space for politicians and the business community to discuss ways to move forward and provides citizens a place to ask questions. Fairfield University is excited to offer a platform for intergovernmental collaboration and community engagement.”
Tickets for the summit are free of charge and available through the Quick Center Box Office at email@example.com or 203-254-4010.
The summit is co-sponsored by the University’s Dolan School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Communication Program and both the Economic and Political Science departments, and will run in partnership with the Quick Center for the Arts’ Open Vision Series.