WWS Calendar


Dec 9, 2011 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Open to the Public, Registration Required

"Facing our Future" will be the theme of a policy forum looking at New Jersey's financial future. Hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, the forum will examine the state's fiscal policies and address three key question: 1) what are the priorities for spending in the State of New Jersey; 2) is the State organized efficiently enough to deliver on those priorities within all levels of our government; and 3) is the State able to fund those priorities?

The forum, which is a collaboration of Facing Our Future, PlanSmart NJ, the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Woodrow Wilson School, is free and open to the public and press, however registration for the event is required. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5fg21ptd0b3c79f&llr=4ypl48dab

The event will be held:
8:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
(Corner of Washington and Prospect Streets)

Participants will include:

Ingrid Reed
Retired; Board Chair, www.njspotlight.com; Chair, Governor’s Task Force on Local Government Ethics; founder and member of the Board, NJ Future; Chair, Capital City Redevelopment Corporation. Past: New Jersey Project Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers.

Richard F. Keevey
“Distinguished Practitioner in Residence”, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University – Newark; Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Past: NJ State Budget Director and Comptroller (under two governors); Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Finance; Chief Financial Officer – US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Practice Director – Andersen LLP and Unisys Corporation.

Raphael J. (“Ray”) Caprio
Vice President, Division of Continuing Studies at Rutgers, The State University of NJ; Executive Director, Center for Executive Leadership in Government at Rutgers and Professor of Public Administration. Past: Department Chair (Geography, Urban Studies and Public Administration departments) at Rutgers; Senior Associate Academic Dean at Rutgers’ Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS); Acting NCAS Dean, Associate Provost (Newark).

Deborah T. Poritz
Former Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz is Of Counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP. Additionally, she serves as a Trustee of the Fund for New Jersey.

Sam Crane
Principal, CraneConsulting LLC. Past: Senior Vice President – External Affairs, Maher Terminals LLC 2000/2008; President, Regional Business Partnership 1994/2000; NJ State Treasurer 1992/1994.

Robert Del Tufo
Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Affiliates. Past: Attorney General, NJ 1990/1993; Commissioner, NJ State Commission of Investigation 1981/1984; US Attorney for the District of NJ 1977/1980; First Assistant Attorney General, NJ 1974/1977; Director, Division of Criminal Justice 1976/1977; Assistant Prosecutor, Morris County 1962/1967; First Assistant Prosecutor 1965/1967.

Lucy Vandenberg, PP/AICP, Moderator, Executive Director of PlanSmart NJ, formerly a Planning and Redevelopment Aide for Mayor Dana L. Redd in the City of Camden. Vandenberg previously served as the Executive Director of the NJ Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

Rev. Eric Dobson, Open Communities. An ordained pastor, a community organizer and outreach specialist, and a community psychologist. Co-Founder of Open Communities LLC, integration consultants. He also served as a clergy outreach director for the Obama campaign.

David Fisher, PP/AICP, Vice President of Governmental Affairs for K. Hovnanian, a residential building company based in Edison, New Jersey. Fisher is also a former member of the NJ State Planning Commission.

Robert Goertz, Ph.D., Retired, Director, Office of State Budget and Accounting, for the New Jersey Department of Education.

Deborah Alaimo Lawlor, PP/AICP, Chief of Sustainability managing the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Office of Sustainability and the Meadowlands Conservation Trust. She is also a commissioner with the American Planning Association’s (APA) American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Audience members will be provided the opportunity to participate in the discussion with a question and answer session following the panel presentations and discussions.
The event will be archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.

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