On November 7-9, 2018, Results for America’s Local Government Fellows convened in Washington D.C. to discuss applying evidence-based policymaking to the challenges that lie ahead, as well as to celebrate their accomplishments to date during the final convening of the cohort. Together, they explored change management strategies, shared insights for sustaining evidence-based work across administrations, and learned about the data processes of the U.S. Census Bureau.
The 3-day convening coincided with the release of the 2018 Results for America Invest in What Works Policy Series report which captures the accomplishments and lessons learned from the second phase of the Fellowship.
Throughout the convening the Fellows celebrated accomplishments, shared challenges, and provided constructive feedback with a community of peers, including through a panel event hosted at The Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation.
The Secrets to Transforming Local Government: Using Data and Evidence to Improve
Policymaking in Cities and Counties
On November 9, 2018, Results for America and The Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation hosted a discussion with Mayors and other local government leaders about how they are using evidence and data to address critical local challenges and improve the lives of residents.
Featured speakers included:
- Mayor Catherine Pugh, Baltimore (MD)
- Mayor G.T. Bynum, Tulsa (OK)
- Melody Barnes, Chair of The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, Results for America Senior Fellow, and former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council (Obama)
- Jennifer Bradley, Executive Director of The Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation
- Maia Jachimowicz, Vice President for Evidence-Based Policy Implementation, Results for America
In addition to the speakers above, the Local Government Fellows also heard from local and federal government policymakers and stakeholders including:
- Haley M. Ashcom, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Census Bureau;
- Nichole Dunn, Vice President, Innovation and Community Impact, Results for America;
Kyla Fullenwider, Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School;
- Mitch Herckis, Senior Editor and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Route Fifty;
- Michele Jolin, CEO and Co-Founder, Results for America;
- Nesreen Khashan, Field Division, U.S. Census Bureau;
- Andrew Kleine, President, Andrew Kleine Consulting, LLC and Former Baltimore Budget Director;
- David Medina, COO and Co-Founder, Results for America;
- Maria Olmedo-Malagon, Philadelphia Regional Census Center, U.S. Census Bureau; and
- Nick Rodriguez, Director, Delivery Associates